So the well repair guy found a snake today by my fence and was nice enough to kill it for me, but I was left with a 3' sidewinder carcass. I hung it on the gate with the intent of burying it later. Now, most of my animals know all about snakes. But the new aussie/heeler puppy has never been so enlightened. So I look over and she's got the snake in her mouth. EEP. It had been, shall we say, disarmed, but that's sure not a good sign for the future ... It's still at the twitching phase. *evil grin* So I took the snake, wired it to the fence charger, soaked the ground, put it on a piece of styrofoam, sat down on the porch, and waited for her to "rediscover" it. By the noise she made, I take it that snake loses much of its appeal when electrified. Then I unhooked the snake, threw it on the ground, "touched" it myself, "yelped" and ran away. Let her think it zapped me too. Then I tried to DRAG her back to the snake ... couldn't have gotten her close to it with a come-along. *L* Hopefully, the impression will last ... I think from now on, though, dead snakes will be hung on the electric fence. *evil grin* My dog who was bit last year started to come close to it, by the way, realized it was a SNAKE, and calmly walked away. Good boy.