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Old 01-14-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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The more I think about it, the more nervous I get about snakes and the dog. I'm torn now on bringing him.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Chances are 9 out of 10 you nor your dog will see a snake! Even if bitten Dog most likely will be sick but not die. My gf has hunting dogs & not a week goes by that 1 does get bit! None have died. 1 dog got bite 2 times in 1 day trying to keep a pup away from a snake. She got sick but didnt die. Another friends lab got bit by a snake he got sick but again was fine. Dont turn into a owner that rather their dog be left at the kennel instead of enjoying time with you & out doors!!
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I never go without my two dogs.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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The more I think about it, the more nervous I get about snakes and the dog. I'm torn now on bringing him.
I think porcupines are more a risk to a dog than are snakes. Bring some good pliers in case you have to remove a mouthful of quills.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:31 PM
 
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Be aware that dogs aren't allowed on most trails in national parks.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:11 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I hope your dog isn't a barker. I've seen some people have to pack up and leave because their dog was bothering every body at night barking. To me camping is a time to leave the pet with a friend at home. That way you don't have to clean up what he "does" around the campsite, you don't have to worry about the barking, or kids (or adults) coming over all the time wanting to pet him. Also leaving his food out by the tree even during the day will draw "critters". As far as snakes, I'm in western Kentucky and have camped most of my life. Never seen any snakes IN the camp ground itself so I've never even thought about it. I have seen some on some of the hiking trails. I just stick with what a park ranger in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee told us. If you see a snake, stop and leave it alone, They are more scared of you than you are of them. (my mother said he's definitely wrong there! lol) If you wait a minute or two the snake will crawl off out of your way.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: The Great White North
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Bring something fun to do when just relaxing around the campsite. A deck of cards and a cribbage board goes a long way in our family, but to each their own
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Small Town USA Population about 15,000
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I think porcupines are more a risk to a dog than are snakes. Bring some good pliers in case you have to remove a mouthful of quills.
They are, been there done that, also bring tape to help getout the small ones, also NEVER bring any type of smelly things(trees limbs, plants, etc) and have them around your camp, especially dried bloody thinks, wild animals love it-been there done that.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:18 AM
 
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You can also google "camping check off list" There are all kinds of different websites that you can print off the check off list. They are pretty detailed and give you the option of deleting and adding things to the list. It really works great for the first few times out. I camp out a lot and I still use the list because there is something I always forget if I don't.
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