Dog walkers told to be aware of snakes

The Veterinary charity PDSA is warning dog owners about the potential dangers of snake bites, after one dog nearly died after being bitten on the face while out on a walk.

Charity issues warning to dog owners about snake bites

The Veterinary charity PDSA is warning dog owners about the potential dangers of snake bites, after one dog nearly died after being bitten on the face while out on a walk.

While it's rare to see adders - they do inhabit some of our heath and woodland in East Anglia.

But experts say the recent mild weather has produced good conditions for the snakes - and that, coupled with an inquisitive dog, can lead to a snake lashing out in self-defence.

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