An Unwelcome Visitor

So, do you want to see who was practically ringing my doorbell last week?

We found this rattlesnake in the rocks right next to our front porch.  It was actually the kids who spotted it earlier in the day.  A. told me she heard a rattle and E. said she saw the snake, and described it to me, saying its head was bigger than its body and it had a diamond pattern on its back.  I believed they had seen a snake, but told them it was probably not a rattlesnake, since we’d never seen one before in our neighborhood.  When hubby got home from work, we were telling him about our day, and he began questioning E. about what she’d seen.  He asked her to show him where the snake was, and when we all went outside to see, A. spotted it in the rocks flicking its tongue at us.  Then the hunt was on.  It took hubby and a couple of neighbors, all armed with shovels and rakes to kill the snake and remove it.  Sure enough, it was a rattlesnake, with four and a half rattles on its tail.  Needless to say, the neighborhood kids no longer play rock-hopping in my front yard.


1 Response to “An Unwelcome Visitor”

  1. 1 Krista June 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Oh my goodness, scary!

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