She had snatched up the snake and was literally swinging it around and snapping it in the air. I should have taken a video!
Quite amazing, isn't it?
Big Blue has finally killed the snake and is now putting it to rest in her tummy:
And just in case you were wondering how old Barker is doing since his Copperhead bites (yes, that darned snake got him twice that fateful day!), here's a photo of his recovery:
I wasn't real pleased with our mobile Vet's lack of concern and attentiveness in his treatment and management, so Barker and I took a trip up to see our old (as in former, she's not old!!) and much-loved Vet. She said that Barker should have had an IV infusion of steroids immediately after the snake bite, but she thought his skin was still going to heal fairly well. After cleaning up the wound, she put him on another round of antibiotics and also some steroid cream for his lesion. As you can see, much of the hair on his muzzle sloughed off, and he had a rather large scab. With many daily applications of the cream, the lesion has healed quite nicely. Barker went to the groomer on Thursday and she says she thinks his hair will grow back in nicely. It looks to be doing just that, and I am pleased. In the big scheme of things, his hair is not too terribly important. He is a wonderful doggie and I am so glad that he is alive and well! Thanks again for all of your caring comments!