Monday, April 21, 2008

Snakes! It had to be snakes!

Got home after work & decide to give the dogs some ball time. Trooper loves to retrieve his tennis ball. Well, he was very interested in one particular tree. I went over to check it out, thinking that he had a bunny cornered. But nooooooo. It was a garter snake. I HATE SNAKES!!!!!

10 comments:

MoxieMamaKC said...

Snakes are the deb-il!!! I hate those things. Just like Indy, I have an uncontrollable, unexplainable fear of them...which is weird because my Chinese zodiac sign is Fire Snake. Go fig...

One of the most traumatic experiences of my childhood was when a water moccassin slithered into our house and my mom broke a rake trying to kill it, only to be saved by our optometrist neighbor, may he rest in eternal, blissful peace for saving us all...

BTW...you had Gates today and I am jealous. If I could take their Original Sauce intervenously, I would. Try it on frozen burritos for a pleasant suprise. Quite tasty...but then again...everything, save chocolate cake, tastes better doused in Gates...or maybe that's just me...nevermind.

"The D" said...

You hate snakes? So does Indian Jones!

Spyder said...

Moxie- Tell me the neighbor didn't die from the snake. Holy F! I'm a monkey. I go to Gates once a week. I'm probably the only vegetarian that goes there on a regular basis.

The D- Really?

Doc said...

garter snakes are adorable!

i've seen a couple slithering around in the backyard already and it keeps the ancillarlry 'pests' issue down - mice, frogs an dinsects.

though, i've had to warn the Asta's that where you see garter snakes, king snakes usually follow: they'll eat garters like crazy! Nummy. Anyhow, kings are pretty large and can frighten kids so i wanted them to be aware...

you've got dogs, huh?

need cats, if you want to ward off garters. or king snakes!

Spyder said...

Doc- We have seen bigger. Check this photo & out from a previous post: http://myspyderweb.blogspot.com/2007/06/another-day-in-wilderness.html

Keri Oki said...

I need to know where exactly you found the little bastards -- and I will avoid it at all costs -- I'm deathly afraid of snakes and all the evil they represet.

Doc said...

damn fine looking snake!

it's always fun to see people's reactions the first time they look up and see a large snake looming over them from a tree branch. lol. it happens out at swope golf course all the time. there's one particular tree next to the ladies tee on the 13th that we see a couple of huge black snakes hanging out in all the time...

snakes don't bother me too much, but i have to admit that seeing a king snake in a tree gives me the wilys 'cause they look so much like coral snakes (read: poisonous)...


so, what's up with the snakes? mean uncle tease you with one when you were young?

Spyder said...

Keri- I'm with you!!!!

Doc- Yes, I have storieS !

Doc said...

Okay - I found the answer to your snake problems here.WARNING - not suitable for younger eyes.

[...in fact, probably not a good idea if there are kids under 10 anywhere in the neighborhood. but it will definitely get rids of snakes]


; ' )

Spyder said...

Doc - Holy shit! I don't have a goat problem.