Just yesterday I told Vince that Cat must be doing a good job of keeping the snake sand scorpions away because we’ve only seen a few snakes, no rattlers and very few scorpions.
This morning, just after daylight, I went out to turn on some sprinklers in the garden and as I was walking by the squash patch, I looked down and I said “I think you’re a rattlesnake!” He never rattled but he does have rattles. It wasn’t a huge snake but it wasn’t a baby either. I saw a shovel nearby so . . off with his head. I felt like a cat showing off my trophy .. I scooped him up and brought him up to the house to show Vince.
I had already given up my flip flops but I’ve been wearing rubber boots in the garden, mostly to keep the grass burrs from getting all over my jeans but, I came in the house and got out the snake boots. A rattlesnake in the garden is a whole lot different from a ribbon snake in the garden. The snake boots are thick, heavy and hot and have to be laced up – no slipping on and off .. I don’t like wearing them and having to put them on and take the off 10 times a day but that’s better than a rattlesnake bite.
All I’m going to say is . . bloom where you’re planted. Even Missouri has snakes, some are almost as bad as rattlesnakes. That’s what I’m telling myself and I think I’ve heard me say it 17 times in the last hour!
So glad you got him before he got you!
wanda j says
Judy you want rain? Yo are Vince go turn that snake belly side and hang it on the fence. My grandparents ALWAYS DID THAT and it worked each time.We have copperheads in our area. Also the better you feed the cat the less it will hunt. And she/he might bring you a prize and put on door step so watch when you go out.We had one that did that all the time and a thank you gift.So be careful.