Tuesday, October 13, 2009

And.... It's A Snake!

I'm a little late getting this post up... oh well. Been tired lately, by 8:30 PM I can hardly keep my eyes open. This is so not like me. I'm the night owl of the family. Always have been. I keep drifting off while I watch tv, and napping that late left me up most the night afterwards. So I quit letting myself drift off, forced myself to stay awake and went to bed about 11:30 PM (which is usually really early for me). Problem is... I wake up at 6:00 in the morning, then by 10 AM I'm ready for a nap. I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON!

So here I am, 9:30 PM and trying to keep myself from falling asleep.

Okay... the thing I am late blogging about! Sunday night I was laying in bed, half asleep, watching tv when I heard a bit of a commotion by my bedroom door. Simon and Missy were playing or something... well so I thought! Come to realize they were kinda fightin' over something! When I saw it I was hoping to god it was just a big worm... NOPE!

It was a snake! A baby snake, but a snake none-the-less! They finally went and did it! They dragged a snake in through the cat door. I've been dreading this moment! What a wake-up! My blood was pumping now! I grabbed a jar; one of those short squat jars you get minced garlic in, so my hand had to get pretty close and I was waiting for it to jump at me. Slowly I put the jar over it as I fought the cats off. I was trying to keep the cats from knocking the jar over, and at the same time, trying to figure how to get the jar flipped over with the snake on the inside. So I gruffly yelled and stomped at the cats scaring them off temporarily while I ran to the kitchen to get a spatula. Perfect! Mission accomplished.

It was shell pink or soft coral pinkish color on the underbelly. Light brownish/coral pinkish color on the top. Never saw anything like it before as far as snakes go.

Then I made the trek out across the back yard, in the dark, in my nightgown, carrying my jar with the snake in it. I took the top off and dumped the contents into the wooded field... hoping it went into the wild and not in the direction of my house. Lordy, lordy!

Okay, ya'll can stop laughing now!