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Rattlesnake encounters bring a buzz to the valley

Rattlesnake encounters bring a buzz to the valley

The northern Pacific rattlesnake, Crotalis oreganus, has been turning up in the Methow Valley this summer in numbers sufficient to give some outdoor enthusiasts and their animal companions a new and unnerving definition of “up close and personal.” Wolves, moose, wolverines and the occasional bear all do their part to infuse the valley with a...
Community briefs: June 18, 2014

Community briefs: June 18, 2014

This week: Primitive skills for kids starts June 23, Spaghetti feed to benefit Wagner pool happens June 28, also on June 28 there's a Snake awareness for dogs class and Get a fresh start on June 20.
Dogs get shock from rattlesnake exposure

Dogs get shock from rattlesnake exposure

Bailey, a German shorthair pointer, gets a first whiff of Washington’s only poisonous pit viper, a Northern Pacific rattlesnake. A shock administered moments later conditioned Bailey to give these reptiles a wide berth when encountered in the field. Photo by Mike Maltais   BY MIKE MALTAIS Some 76 owners of pet and sporting dogs braved...