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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Snakes!

Sometimes, I'm okay with living the country.  I'm a city girl, but hey, we can all use a little peace and quiet every now and again, right?

Of course, as with everything else, there are downsides to living in a really rural area.  You know, not living near a grocery store, coyotes outside the window at night, etc.

But the worst?

These dudes:


Eek!  He was hanging out in our garage in a roll of tar paper.  We thought he might be poisonous (spoiler alert: turns he was totally harmless for humans), so my dad used a rake to fling him off the shelf and kill him.  I couldn't watch it because, as a vegetarian and animal lover, it pulls at my heartstrings to watch anything die- even something that terrifies the hell out of me.

Originally, we thought he was a poisonous Timber Rattler, like this one from last summer:


But after a little hunting, we found out he was a totally harmless Grey Rat Snake....of course, living in the country, there's a big rat problem.  Happily, we have three cats and stay totally rat free (then again, we have 7-10 different varieties of snakes living on our property, most of which are totally dangerous).

                                                    My dad with the snake

Come on, guys, tell me I'm not the only one who's terrified of snakes!  Let me know what you think in the comments:)

Until Next Time,

Ashley

31 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, I certainly couldn't deal with that! Not a fan of snakes!
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  2. Oh my!! pretty scary!!:) Thanks for dropping in dear, follow u back!!:) Kisses!

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  3. Oh my goodness I'd freak out if I actually saw one let alone knowing that they were living on the property. Your dad's so brave holding one!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

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  4. Awww that's super scary! I can't handle bugs either.
    But I'm with you because as a vegetarian and animal lover as well, watching a creature die is too painful.
    I guess this is why we're city girls :)

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    Paris

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  5. oh god, i just had the chills! i hate snakes :x

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    1. Ooh me too! I'm too scared to roam our property most of the time because of all the snakes

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  6. omg what n interesting post. I'm from the city too and would freak out if I saw snakes!
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  7. Oh yes I am terrified of spiders and snakes...poor you!

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  8. I'm a city girl too. Your dad is so brave!

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  9. You are too cute! So, I personally am not terrified of snakes, in fact I've held them before at science center type places....don't hate me...hehe...however, I totally get the idea of being scared of them, and I'm scared of moths, which can do absolutely nothing to me, so, yours makes so much more sense! LOL!

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    1. Moths? Love it! Something about snakes and their leg-lesness seems...unnatural to me, but hey, each to their own, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Haha I started laughing because I read Liesl's comment above about being afraid of moths and not snakes because I am totally the same way! I freaked out in the shower the other day when a moth flew over me... darn those little suckers! Love your blog, and I am now your newest follower:) Thanks again for following my blog as well!

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    1. Really? That must be more common than I thought! Funny how the internet brings us all together:) Thanks for following!

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  12. I'm very afraid of spiders!!!! I like snakes, but to meet one in my garden....helppppp!!!

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  14. oh my gosh, i would be terrified too!!! i don't like snakes AT ALL. they scared the heck out of me.

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    Carrie
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    1. Me too! Glad to know I'm not alone:)

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  15. Omg I couldn't be calm, knowing there are so many snakes around my home, this is really scary :/

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    1. Ikr!? At least my house is reasonably snake proof haha:)

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  16. Oh my gosh.... I hate snake! There was one today on the window pane at the office, the guys were chase it away, when it fall on the ground i went for the kill and snap the snake's head with one chop using the pizza stick. iiiiirrrrrkkkkkk
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