Originally Posted by Goldfields
Terrific scenery, an adorable dog and a nice tinkle to that bell. I'm curious though, you people who let dogs loose like that, don't you have any snakes where you hike? I couldn't do it here, any exercise even at home needs to be under close supervision. It's brown snake territory and 1/14,000 of an ounce of its venom is enough to kill an adult human.
The snakes in the SW corner of BC are harmless. As for other critters, there are bears, big cats and coyotes to worry about (in SW BC), but they are quite skittish, for the most part. They see us, and they are gone in a flash. You just don't want to surprise or corner them, and that is why Katie wears a bell.