Having read about Ruby's encounter with a snake a while back on the forum I unnerved because we too live in a place with snakes. Now, to my shock and horror, my own beloved Bella is fighting for her life after a snake bite. It happened when we weren't around in the garden of our house. It took a while to realise what had happened and the blood tests confirmed she was past the point were anti venom would work. She on all kinds of drips and medicines to fix her bad blood. It's not looking good. If there's no improvement tomorrow we'll be trying a blood transfusion - last resort and high risk. So say one for Bella please. Whatever the outcome, I'm not going to be around for a while.