Warning after snake attacks greyhound at Clacton's Brook Country Park

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: An adder bit a greyhound at Brook Country Park An adder bit a greyhound at Brook Country Park

An urgent warning has been issued to dog owners in Tendring after a greyhound was bitten by a snake.

The incident – believed to involve an adder – happened in long grass at Brook Country Park on the outskirts of Clacton.

The greyhound was treated by a local vet and survived.

Tendring Council dog warden Allen East said: “It is the second report of this kind that I have received recently and it is all down to the hot weather which makes the snakes more active."

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3:56pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Dave Bruce says...

The clue is in the title: it's a Country Park. It is NOT a dog's toilet, which many dog owners seem to think it is. Ever day, from first light until dusk, I witness countless dog owners allowing their pets to run free and foul the park. Adders occur naturally in the wild. The fact that there are adders in the Country Park is a sign that the park has so far been a success. Adders will only attack if alarmed or threatened. It is a Country Park and a Public space, therefore, it should be treated with respect.
The clue is in the title: it's a Country Park. It is NOT a dog's toilet, which many dog owners seem to think it is. Ever day, from first light until dusk, I witness countless dog owners allowing their pets to run free and foul the park. Adders occur naturally in the wild. The fact that there are adders in the Country Park is a sign that the park has so far been a success. Adders will only attack if alarmed or threatened. It is a Country Park and a Public space, therefore, it should be treated with respect. Dave Bruce
  • Score: 14

4:08pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Scoot says...

err shouldn't the warning go to the public and dog owners. I have a distant relative who has a daughter who was running through a field on her parents farm who tripped and was bitten by an adder on her knee. Although she survived she now walks with a limp. Surely the Council should be warning parents to make sure they don't let their young kids go running off into the grass and to be wary of adders.
err shouldn't the warning go to the public and dog owners. I have a distant relative who has a daughter who was running through a field on her parents farm who tripped and was bitten by an adder on her knee. Although she survived she now walks with a limp. Surely the Council should be warning parents to make sure they don't let their young kids go running off into the grass and to be wary of adders. Scoot
  • Score: 4

10:46pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Misty4 says...

Dave Bruce wrote:
The clue is in the title: it's a Country Park. It is NOT a dog's toilet, which many dog owners seem to think it is. Ever day, from first light until dusk, I witness countless dog owners allowing their pets to run free and foul the park. Adders occur naturally in the wild. The fact that there are adders in the Country Park is a sign that the park has so far been a success. Adders will only attack if alarmed or threatened. It is a Country Park and a Public space, therefore, it should be treated with respect.
As these naturally-occurring adders clearly are a such a danger to dogs, all dogs should be on a short lead in the Brook Country Park. This would have the added advantage of dog owners seeing where their beloved pet is cr*pping even when they're texting, yacking on the phone or pretending they haven't seen it taking a dump.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Bruce[/bold] wrote: The clue is in the title: it's a Country Park. It is NOT a dog's toilet, which many dog owners seem to think it is. Ever day, from first light until dusk, I witness countless dog owners allowing their pets to run free and foul the park. Adders occur naturally in the wild. The fact that there are adders in the Country Park is a sign that the park has so far been a success. Adders will only attack if alarmed or threatened. It is a Country Park and a Public space, therefore, it should be treated with respect.[/p][/quote]As these naturally-occurring adders clearly are a such a danger to dogs, all dogs should be on a short lead in the Brook Country Park. This would have the added advantage of dog owners seeing where their beloved pet is cr*pping even when they're texting, yacking on the phone or pretending they haven't seen it taking a dump. Misty4
  • Score: 11

9:12pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Linstock says...

Bloody fast Adder...
Bloody fast Adder... Linstock
  • Score: 3

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