Monday, August 29, 2011

Snake, Rattle, and Heads will Roll!

(Notice the snake on Dane's Head)

(These are Garter Snakes)

A few weeks ago Christian and the boys were outside in front of our house. They saw a snake on our driveway and Dane reached down and grabbed it by the tail. It started hissing so Christian told him to let it go. Then the snake coiled up and started shaking it's tail. That is when we noticed that it was a baby RATTLE SNAKE!!! So Christian whipped out his I-Phone and looked up baby Rattlesnakes, only to discover that they are MORE DANGEROUS than adult ones. The snake then started slithering into the tire on our Van and up into the frame. We poked around and looked everywhere trying to get the snake out. After about 20 minutes we couldn't find it and we had to leave to go into town to pick up some supplies with our truck. Of course I kept worrying that there would be a RATTLESNAKE where my kids often play. When we got home about 2 hours later we drove the van around Vernon running some errands and out to our Hen House a couple times back and fourth. At about 7:00 that night we had just finished working for the day and I was driving the van from our Hen House into the driveway. I was backing up to unload tools and when I went over the cement onto our driveway. Something told me that the snake just fell out of the van. So I stopped and opened my door and sure enough that Rattlesnake was right THERE where I would have stepped. It slithered away and I yelled for Christian to come and help me. After a bit of a chase he finally killed it and we were so relieved to be done with that snake. You just never know what you might find living out in the country!