Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's So Hot...!

I have a cousin - he knows who he is - who loves snakes.  He keeps them for pets, has been known to take them aboard planes, pre-911, in his carry-on luggage, and has loved those fun Texas Rattlesnake Round-ups!  I think he's crazy.  But, I sure wish he'd been here today. 
It's so hot here in Middle Tennessee.  How hot?  So hot that I saw something I've never seen in all my years of watering gardens.  There, lying under the mist of the faucet-water hose connection, was a 3-foot rat snake; and I didn't see him until I had put my hand 2 inches above his head to turn off the water.  I'm sure my scream echoed up and down this valley, and I had no idea I could scream like that.  At least it disturbed my unwanted visitor, for he slowly slithered off with a "Sheesh, woman!" look in his beady little eye.  

5 comments:

Aunt Ruth said...

Last night while turning off the faucet in my backyard I looked down and not 12 inches from me was a HUGE black widow spider. I didn't scream, did back away slowly, call Dick to show him, then got the bug spray. Buh bye soider. I hope bug spray works on spiders!

Linda said...

Eeeeww!!!

tt said...

Yah know he "found" a snake at Mom and Dads anniversary party. Kinda put the icing on the cake for Dad..... ;0)

Linda said...

Oh, those men and their snakes. I'll never forget when your Dad had a cooler full of snakes in the trunk of y'all's car. And that was waaaay back when Grandmother lived in the Pink House!!

StacyDavis said...

I would have taken to my bed for a day or two after that. I hate snakes, even more than I hate tomatoes!