Monday, August 27, 2012
I had a brush with wild kingdom yesterday.....
My children and myself are having dinner with at my parents' house with my mom's sister and brother-in-law and of course, my brother. We are having a good time, eating good food and telling funny stories when my youngest asks me for more to drink. I notice she needs ice, so I turn to go into the kitchen from the dining room and there is a SNAKE in front of the fridge!!!! I back away slowly into the dining room and in a high pitched panicked tone announce "THERE IS A SNAKE IN THE KITCHEN!!!!!!!!" My father calmly asks what kind, black, rat snake I tell him. My mother is about to climb the table and my girls look at me like what is going on. I get the the girls in the living room while my dad and brother combat the snake. They pull the fridge out from the wall and Dad grabs it behind the head. It wraps itself around his arm. He brings it in for all to see, like we really wanted to, and takes him outside to let go. It was about 4 feet long, not huge, but big enough.
I live in the country, so I see a snake from time to time, but I am not crazy about them. My deal with wildlife is you stay out of my face and I will stay out of yours. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE animals, but I have no love for snakes, I know they are very useful in keeping varmits down, but they belong outside. Dad is the only one in the ENTIRE family that has the guts to just grab the snake and let it go. The rest of us I am sad to admit would probably have pounded the thing to death and then threw it in the woods somewhere. I am NOT grabbing a live snake, NO WAY!