Veterinarians warning pet owners after snake bites dog


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Veterinarians want to warn pet owners about the dangers of snakes in the Charlotte region, as more of the reptiles are starting to pop up in some neighborhoods around the area.

Channel 9 spoke to one dog owner who said he had to rush his pet to the hospital after it was bitten.

A veterinarian in Matthews confirmed that “Ranger" had a snake bite after his owner noticed his swollen muzzle.

Ranger will be OK but his owner said everyone needs to keep an eye out in their yards.

“I just figured if I could let other people know that their dog could pretty much be bitten anywhere, I wouldn't want anyone else to go through what we've been having to go through,” said Hunter Johnson.

Multiple pest control companies told Channel 9 that recent rainfall might have flushed snakes closer to homes.