Wednesday, October 15, 2008

SNAKES !!!!

YIKES !!!!

Scream.....run for your life.........




or for a camera and a shovel.......



Yes......this critter was found in the veggie garden.....when I was cleaning it out getting it ready to plant turnips and collards this weekend.....

Ok.........I know.......I know....... he was about the size of a big earthworm....but he still freaked me out....See that shell by his head....That is half a pecan shell.... Also see his head....in our neck of the woods...that shaped head with that coloring means he is not poisonous. He probably just wants to eat a lizard.



At least it was not the size of the snake gourds in the garden........They are Monsters........

"What do you do with snake guards?," you ask....

"I don't know" ....Chris dug up a seeding at a Victorian country house he was working on one summer and ever since we have grown snake gourds....

Thanks to the Internet........I found this...

But wait........our snake gourds develop a hard shell.

At one time... I thought they were luffas..... I was wrong.

Does anyone have a clue?


Oh and finally a short snake story.........my nephew killed a water moccasin (that would be a cotton mouth folks) with a kitchen knife..... I think he is grounded the rest of the year.

7 comments:

Liz said...

I saw somewhere that they make good rain sticks.

modernemama said...

omg. wait 'til tomorrow to read my snake post (I would have put it up this morning but there was too much to blog).

Jason & Heather said...

The snake is a Dekay's Brown Snake, completely harmless. They eat worms, slugs, and snails by the way.

Jenni said...

I tossed the snake over the fence. I figured it ate the things we wanted it to eat.

Marilyn said...

Jenni - yow! No clue, but I'd run for the hills if I found a snake underfoot. Or - would I run for my camera? Some great shots - and those gourds are very cool.

Jennifer said...

Snakes! I like snakes... they eat the mice and pests and such around my house. Of course, the only thing we have around here that is poisonous is rattlesnakes... and I've never seen one in or near my yard.

Todd said...

My wife would have a heart attack if she saw a snake around our house! I've been checking out your blog for awhile now, any interest in swapping links? Let me know.