Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Snake In The Grass
Well, actually in the calla lilies.
I realize this picture will stop some of your hearts, and I deeply apologize, but I had to share this.
I was minding my own business last night, looking at my beautiful blooming calla lilies. Then this ugly brute above snaps at me! Eep! I am incredibly afraid of snakes, so I ran screaming into my house.
My son and husband came running, but then realized I was just acting "like a girl".
Then the doorbell rang! It never rings. I live out in the middle of nowhere, far removed even from my "neighbors". My first thought was an irrational one, "The snake is ringing the doorbell!' No, it was two wonderful ladies from our church.....and they were sniffing the flowers!
My husband and I ran outside to "save" them! It was very scary, but I did manage to grab a photo in the fading light.
Later, my husband and I got on the internet and tried to identify this nasty thing. The closest we could find was a blotched water snake, which is non-venomous. So we didn't kill the snake. And by we, I mean I didn't make my husband do it.
Whew! I barely escaped with my life and now I want to move to a snakeless area!
Have a wonderful, snake-free Wednesday!