OK, so it was more of a whimper. An inside of myself whimper, shaking like a leaf whimper.
But, and it's a big BUT....
I did hold it together this morning when I found the snake in the yard.
The pygmy rattler that Kujo and I almost stepped on!
No, I did not get a picture of the snake. Actually, I went to where I discarded him to take a picture of his lifeless, limp body, but couldn't find it.
No it was really, truly, good and dead. Really!
I wouldn't have picked it up, even with the shovel had it not been dead!
It was about a foot from us when I saw it.
Right in front of the steps to the pool.
Just laying there, as though it had nothing to do other than sun and give me a freaking near heart attack.
But I digress,
So, Kujo and I gave it a W I D E berth, and went about our merry business
of him sniffing everything in sight and hunting the perfect place to do his business.
Luckily, I had him on the leash this morning for some weird reason. I don't usually.
Finally, he was ready to go back inside, and his MAMA, (read me) was good and truly freaked out thinking,
"I've got to find that snake" & "If there is one, there are others"
and totally convincing myself that the back yard was one big snake pit.
Once he was back inside, I took off my flip flops, and put on the rain boots. I know, not much protection
but more than flip flops.
Went back outside to the shed, passing by the last known location of the perp, once again, giving it a
W I D E berth to get the shovel, hoe or whatever I could find that was handy and did not require me to
dig around in the shed. (Again a perfect place for snakes)
When I finally had the shovel, I went back and started looking for the snake, he had not moved!
Then the fight was on, not much of a fight actually.
My behemoth was only about 18" long.
Nothing like this monster...
Here are pictures from the scene of the crime:
Hope everyone has had a little less excitement than I had for this fine Monday!
BTW, I think I know why I had a snake in the yard, this evening I saw a fat, furry mouse type creature in one of my flowerbeds next to my house! Seriously, I think it is someone's escaped gerbil!