Pet owners should keep their pets on a leash while hiking or during other outdoor activities to prevent an accidental envenomation from encounter with a venomous snake. If the pet is bitten, pet owners should take care to protect themselves and not risk being bitten. Keep in mind that approximately 25 percent of pit viper snakebites may be “dry” bites, where venom was not actually released. That said, immediate veterinary attention is still warranted, and when in doubt, call Pet Poison Helpline for further assistance. Leer más.

Katie Pagnucco and colleagues from the University of Alberta and Parks Canada performed a preliminary study about road tunnel usage by long-toed salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum) near Alberta, Canada.  Parks Canada installed four amphibian tunnels under a road near Linnet Lake in the Waterton Lakes National Park in 2008.  Leer más.