A Stray Basset Gives Himself Up to Animal Control After Six Years

For six years, a wily Basset Hound mix named Snakebite evaded capture. The adorable dog lived on the streets after being abandoned outside a motel room in Elko, Nevada, and Elko animal control officer Cindy Danielson had tried numerous things to lure the dog to her. Over the years, she often saw him near the Elko flagpole along Interstate 80.

She set traps, planted treats, and even brought out a tranquilizer gun.

“Snakebite was far too clever for any of this,” she told the Elko Daily Free Press.

Last winter, Snakebite, who never showed any signs of aggression, started hanging out with a friend — another dog animal control couldn’t catch — at the flagpole. The site is near a local school, and the dogs were friendly with the students.

 

 

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