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!

-Jen

15 comments:

M.KATE said...

beautiful works here, and a scary looking snake :)

A Blond And A Torch said...

Thanks, M.Kate!

Mary Richmond said...

i'm sorry, but your story made me laugh! snakes in the grass or especially in the flowers can be pretty startling! i work as a naturalist so most of the time snakes don't scare me but one day while out with a group a huge black racer slithered over my foot which practically sent me up a tree! so glad you didn't kill it...it was probably in the plant looking for big juicy spiders ;-)

A Blond And A Torch said...

Well, Mary, it is a funny story!

It can eat all the spiders it wants!

I am just wondering where it is today?

Sandra Eileen said...

Lovely pose he gave~!

Carey Lynn said...

creepy! but I like the photo

A Blond And A Torch said...

Ha! Thanks!

Une Petite Etoile said...

This is what my life in Florida is like!

I'd be much happier if they weren't so content in my flower beds. ;-)

At least you had the courage to stick around and take a picture!

tatsuko said...

Awww, he's pretty, and I'm sure he had nothing against you :) I have an irrational fear of caterpillars, but have always loved snakes - go figure.

A Blond And A Torch said...

Update:

I just went outside and that snake is still there near the calla lilies. This time he was kind enough to go hide under a rock.

I think we have reached an understanding.

JLC Studio said...

AAAHHHH!!! I would have run too! Good thing nothing serious happened! Great that you were able to get a picture too as evidence!

espionage said...

Beautiful healthy leaves on those lillies! Creep-o snake.

Sarah McBride said...

what a cute little snake!

the thought of the snake ringing your doorbell made me laugh.

We are snake lovers in our house, so i was very happy to hear you didnt dispose of it...

Miss V said...

Snake ringing the doorbell! Haha!

Elizabeth said...

Ding Dong!