K9 Mina

K9 Mina

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, May 2, 2022

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K9 Mina succumbed to a rattlesnake bite sustained the previous day while she and her handler were searching for a group of illegal aliens along the railroad tracks near the intersection of Carriers Drive and I-35 Frontage Road in Laredo, Texas.

She was walking in and out of tall grass when she sustained two bites from a rattlesnake. She was transported to an emergency veterinarian where she passed away the following morning.

K9 Mina had served with the United States Border Patrol for four years.


  • Breed Belgian Malinois
  • Gender Female
  • Age 5
  • Tour 4 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 1, 2022

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