Sunday, October 28, 2007

Shopping and snake removal

Yesterday Linda came and picked us up in her very nice new car, and we went to the huge mall in south Sarasota. We were gone for 5 hours, and if I known we would be walking around that much I would not have worn high heels! Ouch!

We had a great time checking out all the stores, shopping and snacking. Afterwards we stopped by Super Target to get some groceries.

When we got home I went in to go and open the garage door, since I didn't have the garage opener with me. But I took too much time, so Linda and Sarah decided to go in through the front door as well. All of a sudden I hear them screaming and I run out to see what is going on. Turns out that when I went inside I must have dislodged a baby snake that had decided to hang out on our door frame, and when they went to go inside Sarah had seen its tail hanging out, and then all of a sudden it had fallen, almost on top of them!

It was hard to determine what kind of snake it was, since the color can often be a little bit different when they are young. I think it might have been a corn snake, completely harmless, but it could also have been a copper head, very venomous... We have a lot of corn snakes around our house (great for keeping pests away), so I would lean on it being a corn snake...

Linda manage to get the snake out in front of the house to some shrubs. I don't mind snakes, but I prefer if they hang out on a little more of a distance... The snake was NOT happy to be moved, and it tried to attack the broom she was using several times, it was pissed. When I came out later with the dogs it was gone. Hope it didn't decide to slither back up around the door frame again! You bet I will be looking around carefully and slamming that door hard to see if anything falls down... at least for the next few days...

1 comment:

Desiree said...

Läskigt. Skönt att det gick bra för Linda och Sarah. Hoppas ormen inte kommer tillbaka.