Sunday, June 13, 2010

Let me set the scene....

Early morning, Bert had gone to work. I wake up to the sound of the dog barking. The only time I have ever heard Lucy (the dog) barking like this is when there was a snake in the flower bed. So I was thinking, crap there is a snake somewhere outside. I really didn't even want to go look to see but I had to. Our grass was really tall so I couldn't really see. I walked out on the deck to get a closer look. Finally, I see the thing move. My skin starts to crawl. I know I'm not going to walk out there and kill it with a shovel or something. Then comes the light bulb. "I'll shoot it with a shot gun" I go down stairs get the gun and 3 shot gun shells, go back upstairs hoping it's still there, because I can't just let it go, I have to kill it. Knowing it would still be alive somewhere outside just doesn't work for me. I go out on the deck hoping to get a clear view. I can see it but not too well. My first shot was a little short, the second hit it straight on, it's body flew up, and the third shot was insurance. I wouldn't walk out there to make sure so I had to wait for Bert to go check later that night. The funny part is the I did all this in just a t-shirt, panties, and barefoot. Good thing we live in the country with no neighbors. Why is it that the only time I have ever seen a snake at my house is when my husband is at work? The reason it's not exactly straight is because I took these pictures two days later. It's been sitting in the hot sun awhile.
When I shot the thing, I couldn't tell how big it was because of the tall grass. So when Bert held it up tonight I was a little surprised. It's bigger than I thought it was.

I couldn't post without putting a picture of my adorable girls. Both of these pics crack me up.







4 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow! You and a gun in your underwear! That was a blog worthy moment for sure! You are an official country wife, having made your first kill protecting your family!

Hilary said...

YUCK!!!! Cute pics, the ones of the girls, anyway. Where is the one of you in your undies with a gun???

Leslie said...

Wow! I would have never thought of shooting it, glad you did though. I would have hit in the closet until Gregg got home. =o) I HATE SNAKES!

Samantha said...

Snakes = YUCKY!!
Way to take care of it!!
Girls are so cute...