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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Watch out Bear Grylls (or whoever the snake guy is)

What do you do when your girls come running indoors from the back yard crying and screaming followed by your friends little girl yelling, " there is a Mojave (that is a type of deadly snake) in the backyard!" Above mentioned friend says, " Where is your brother." and she replies, "trying to catch it! "

What happened after this - I can not explain in words. Just picture two frantic mom's screaming running outside to get said boy inside. Then after making sure all kids (we just had a lovely tea party) were safely inside THIS is what I did......................................................................
I grabbed a shovel, my husbands boots and went a lookin' for that snake. As I said I had been hosting a tea party hence the skirt and apron.

Thankfully we did not find the snake and we concluded that the snake was not really a snake at all but perhaps a shadow. Whew - because I am not sure what I would have done. I remember my mom killing many snakes with a shovel when I was little but I don't really want to have to do that.

Not only that but a couple of the girls I had here are daughters of naturalists, lovers of all things in nature. Anyhow I just am glad I didn't have to approach the subject because at one point{as all the kids are looking outside through the windows} I heard my girls saying, "my mom is going to kill it." and they were saying, " you shouldn't kill snakes, snakes are good" and I was thinking; Oh I don't think so. I love nature but this snake is going down because once he crossed into my habitat it is game on little snake.

**Lady Di update: I think I found her. Someone reported a crazy frantic lady in the aisle of Safeway buying snacks for two very hungry kids. She was frazzled and in a hurry. Stay tuned for updates but we can call off the missing persons people. Don't understand or want to enter our giveaway, click here.


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21 comments:

Alicia said...

LOL..I would have totally done the same thing!! I bet you felt totally safe w/ the boots and shovel!

Stesha said...

This lady would have ran like a bat out of hell, because she is SCARED of snakes. SCARED!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Faith said...

Eek .. I do NOT like snakes. I found one in my backyard the other day and haven't been back there since. You're very brave, lol!

Trudy said...

So glad you didn't find the snake but DID find Lady Di!

I don't like snakes and would have been all for you taking the shovel to it!

ModernMom said...

You are a brave woman! (and I love the apron) LOL

Lula! said...

That is the BEST picture ever. You're like a hip, modern-yet-country version of American Gothic.

I love it.

But I don't love snakes. Whether they're a shadow or not.

Happy said...

What a funny post complete with a terrific picture! I cannot imagine killing a snake with a shovel, but I would certainly give it a go if I had to!

Brandy said...

I don't know what's best...that you put on the hubs boots with your cute skirt and apron OR that you stopped to take a picture! LOL!

You are a true blogger...

Sharee said...

you don't even need words for that pic! Stop over to see my Wordless Wednesday Pic

monica said...

Love you in the boots and the shovel! Game on snake - you on my property you are mine - or at least my husbands. I am glad that someone spotted Lady Di!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

holy crap - what an event - and I ADORE the outfit!! Very Green Acres!

Nina said...

You are so much braver than I am. I would not have even considered looking for that snake.

Now when my husband would have gotten home he wouldn't have been able to come in until he proved it was no longer their. LOL...

Brenda said...

That was smart, especially the boots!

heather said...

Ack!! I am so behind on blogs that I see I've missed about 1300 posts. So sorry.

ALSO,

Ack!! A snake! My parents (who live out in the desert, more or less, get 'em ALL. THE. TIME. In fact, when I lived there -and was coming home every night in the dark, I used to carry a small flashlight with me because they like to curl up on the porch and in the doorway. Lovely, huh. My dad only kills the poisonous ones (aka rattlers.)

What can I say? The joys of desert dwelling, eh?

The Cranford Family said...

I LOVE the post!! That is what happens when you bring your son to a TEA Party!! Gotta BOY it up somehow!!

Kristin said...

You are my hero. My cat brought a baby snake in my house and I LOST it!

Sweet Annabelle said...

Great story, Brave Mom! I don't know if I would've gotten the shovel or called the police...fire department...CVS Good Samaritan...

Cascia said...

You were brave. I would probably freak out if there was a snake like that in my yard. Thank goodness you didn't find one.

Symphony of Love said...

Hopefully it was really not a snake. And I am just as glad as you that you didn't have to kill it. :)

Lady Di said...

Oh, I'm loving the cowgirl snake warrior princess thing you got going on. It's funny, the theme song from Beverly Hillbillies started running through my head as I was looking at the picture.....strange :)

kbreints said...

Love the outfit, but I would not have aproached the back yard with a ten foot pole at the mere mention of a gardner snake let a lone something worse....*shudder*