Warning issued to Essex dog owners after one pet is bitten by snake

Braintree and Witham Times: Warning issued to Essex dog owners after one pet is bitten by snake Warning issued to Essex dog owners after one pet is bitten by snake

An urgent warning has been issued to dog owners in Essex after a greyhound was bitten by a snake.

The incident – believed to involve an adder – happened in long grass at Brook Country Park on the outskirts of Clacton.

The greyhound was treated by a local vet and survived.

Tendring Council dog warden Allen East said: “It is the second report of this kind that I have received recently and it is all down to the hot weather which makes the snakes more active."

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