Friday, July 6, 2012

The Dangers of Weeding...

So, I was weeding the yard this morning. It rained yesterday, so it seemed like a good time to get after some weeds. Just minding my own business, thinking to myself...'hmmm, I wonder if the rattle snakes are more prone to be out sunning themselves AFTER a good rain'...when I looked up, and lo and behold, sure enough...GOOD GRIEF, that ain't no GARDEN snake...nosireebob!



The hubs, otherwise known as Snake Hunter, came to the rescue (me AND the snake)...and kindly relocated the uninvited guest to a spot away from homes, livestock and hikers.



Good luck, Mr. Snake. Have a nice life...somewhere away from our house...Oh, and tell your friends that they shouldn't be dropping by anytime soon either!


8 comments:

Ames said...

Holy crap Anita!!! I allow an occasional black snake to cross through my yard but a rattlesnake?? Hell nooooo! Geez you are a stronger woman than me!~Ames

Andy David said...

My dear Anita,
You are a BRAVE woman!! Yes, beautiful and BRAVE. Thanks for sharing my friend.

Karen S. said...

So happy we don't have to worry too much for that kind of (unfriendly!) in my weeds! Great photos Anita! Be careful!!!!

Gattina said...

I only meet rainworms here in my garden, lol ! What an adventure !

BTW the round trips I made so far were always very nice. This one was rather funny, lol !

Sue said...

Yikes!

Hope he didn't enjoy his visit enough to return...

;)

Leovi said...

Awesome sequence of the snake. We finally solved without damage. Lucky that you saw her before an attack.

VK said...

Yikes!
We had a big gopher snake in our yard a couple months ago and now I don't even think my story counts.
That would definitely freak me out. Glad you and yours are okay.

Nikki Nichols said...

Okay serioulsy I saw the pics on facebook and then I was looking here and Beckett was like... MOM that is not a freindly snake!! Where is that?! He was very concerned for you :)