Thursday, August 28, 2014

What a Neighbor!

Today, I had a few errands to run and I went out to my vehicle. To my surprise, a neighbor came over. I'm not taking about your usual neighbor, you know the one with a wife, two kids and an SUV. This one, slithered by. One thing that you must know, we live in the woods, "The Ten Acre Woods", as I call it. We have many neighbors that drop by often. Yes, it was a snake about 3-1/2 ft to 4 ft long, I think it was a Black Rat Snake and he appeared to be a healthy feller that's been eating a few rats, mice and rabbits.
I'm not frightened of snakes as some folks are, but if a bee comes near, then I scream like a girl and freak-out. You see, I'm allergic to bee stings and swell up like a pumpkin and it's not even Halloween. Anyway, the Black Rat Snake is non-venomous and they are pretty docile unless you corner them.
The neighbor stayed for about ten minutes before slithering off into the bushes. I'm guessing it was lunch time and something juicy was on the menu. 

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Remember: Life is short, get away from the big screen and get on a big stream, or at least enjoy one on the wall.

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