Another great day in the desert today, great temps, lots of sun… broken record! I got out to fly my planes for a bit this morning, but had some technical problems I won’t bore you with, lets just say that gravity won!
Not much else on the go today, other than taking life easy in a real nice Resort! Into Palm Desert to collect some materials to fix my plane, but that was about it.
This afternoon, we were out looking at the snakes in the desert!
Our Neighbours, Greg and Cindy have two big dogs, and they paid a Company to come into the Resort this afternoon for Snake Aversion Training for one of the dogs. This Company comes in and does one on one training for your dog!
I did not catch this Ladies name in the pic below, (AKA Snake Lady…) but her and her Partner ran the course. She is holding a Pacific Coast Rattle Snake, which is a venomous snake!
Below is a picture of their dog, Angee, putting on the brakes when she comes across the snake on a make believe walk. They use an ecollar, if the dog does not give the correct response to the snake, and they use different scenarios…
They also used a baby snake, so the dogs know how to react, and leave the area. About 7 or 8 dogs took the training as we watch, and they all did very well!
This is a typical shot of the desert floor and you never know what is crawling around out there!
This is where they kept the snakes until they needed them…
You might have wondered how that Woman could handle the snakes without getting bit! Good question. Take a look at the pic below. The snake is actually wearing a “muzzle”! It can still breath, drink water, and wiggle his tongue out, but cannot open his mouth to bite! The dogs are safe!
You can get a better idea of the size of this Pacific Coast Rattler, but it is not full grown she was telling me… I don’t think I want to meet one in the desert!
And a big welcome to KCGAZ as our latest blog follower of RVlifeonwheels! Welcome aboard, and watch out for snakes!