Last night, just as the presidential debate started, the dogs started going nuts on the driveway.
I went outside and found they were baying a copperhead snake.
No obvious evidence they got bit.
I crated the dogs, and while I did that, the snake slithered up a drain in the stone wall, but not before I got a decent look at it. Definitely a copperhead.
Now it was a game of wait and see.
This morning the dogs exploded out of their crates without the slightest hitch in their giddy-up, so it looks like all is well.
Copperhead bites are over-rated for lethality, but they can cause a dog some pain.