Monday, September 29, 2008

Snake charmer. . . . . . . . . . .with a smith and wesson

The other day when the swamp thing occurred my Hubby and I were on our way on a run to Lowe's for repair parts. We were heading out the driveway when suddenly my Hubby slammed on the brakes. My first thought was not a good one but it became apparent quite quickly what the reason was for him trying to turn me into a crash test dummy. There in the driveway in front of us was a big, fat, ugly at least 20 foot (ok really5) eastern diamondback rattlesnake! I was still trying to swallow my heart back down into my chest when my hubby turned to me and said, "Go get my gun!". Well, I'm still shocked that I even got out of the truck. You all will not only be surprised that I ran full sprint back to the house but that I got there without having a heart attack! I finally got back to the house, got the kids inside, and got John's 12 gauge and back off the driveway I went. But this time I drove the car! When I got back to the hubby, he was waving at me to hurry up. Apparently the slithering culprit was trying to escape back into the woods. After loading the shotgun he took care of the reptilian invader and I gingerly followed him into the pines to inspect his kill. That's when I started noticing stuff laying on the ground. You know a pot here, hammer there. I commented about why all of this junk was in the pines suspecting the kids when my hubby said, "Well I had to use something to slow down the snake!". Well burglars beware, I now have an arsenal of pots and pans, rolling pin, stapler, paper weight and a collection of other goodies stored within my reach just waiting to use!

1 comment:

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness - you are one tough lady! I would have been too scared to get out of the car in the first place. Snakes are NOT my thing. I don't even do well with earthworms. :oX