Snake season is in full force around here. I’ve seen three different snakes in the past five days. Honestly . . I’ve seen enough! No more snakes . . please! And, why do snakes look just like water hoses? I have water hoses everywhere in the garden and that’s how I almost stepped on the first snake . . it looked like a water hose. Now, I’m being really careful where I step.
A couple of days, ago, I went to turn on the water faucet and I heard what sounded like a snake rustling through the grass. I looked around and didn’t see one so I began watering the garden. I looked over at the chickens and they were all lined up like little first graders watching a movie . . they were all standing as still as could be, with their necks stretched out peering over at something. The snake! It was a ribbon snake. I’m still of the mindset that the only good snake is a dead snake so I went to get something to kill it and the closest thing I could find was a sledge hammer. The snake was faster than I was and it got away.
You should see me walking now. I’m looking everywhere . . not a step without first making sure there’s no snake headed my direction. But . . how can I look up and down at the same time?
See . . he’s checking me out . .dinner he must be thinking!
I guess if the snake on the ground doesn’t get me, the lizard above will do it. Maybe I need some kind of body armor and a helmet before going out into the garden. Or, maybe I just need to get rid of the flip flops and put on the snake boots.
Did you notice how pretty the sky looks? Have I said how much I like Texas . . just not the Texas critters! 🙂