Thank heaven for a vigilant breeder. Roo's breeder wrote ....
"Ginger jumped the fence in the puppy yard this afternoon, I thought it was unusual for her to leave her pups .... I scolded her and put her back in, but she was pacing up and down near the fence in a frenzy. Yep, there it was Mr Hoe & I leapt into action - it shot away like a bullet ... but not before Mr Hoe chopped about 5 inches off its tail. BROWN SNAKE. Ginger knew it was lurking !!! "
One of the world's deadliest snakes for those who don't know our Australian snakes.