Sunday, October 28, 2012

 A few weekends ago, I arrived home well after dark. Hubby had fed the pets, but Bella (our youngest kitty) had not come from outside to eat. I went out to look for her. I called and called. I heard owls hooting in the distance. Then I saw a big rat snake on our privacy fence. There was a smaller rat snake crawling     up the wire fence under our bat house. I was feeling pretty creeped out and upset that I couldn't get Bella to come. Brian came home from work and started helping me look for Bella. Then he decided to catch the snake. The other cats were also interested in the snake. It let out its defense odor. YUCK. He did catch it. He put it in a bucket, promising to relocate it in the morning. Bella finally came--early the next morning. That evening, she knocked a basket with a 1/2 dozen eggs off the counter. What a mess. I was ready to put her back outside with the owls and snakes. Oh, and Brian did let the snake go--right back in the pasture behind our yard. I'm sure I will be meeting it again, probably in my chicken coop.
Y'all come back,
Lorilee

6 comments:

  1. that's a nice long one! rat snakes are better than moccasins or copperheads, but probably not for your hens!

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  2. We have Gardner snakes , and Rattlers here ! So glad you found Bella , bad kitty for knocking over all your eggs . Life without animals and nature would be boring ! Have a good day !

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  3. Hi Lorilee...Hope everything is going well at Cackleberry Cottage! I will never understand boys and how they LIKE snakes. I would run for the hills if one crossed my path. Tiny or big, poisonous or not...I don't care...they are NOT my friend. I'm glad your kitty was found and o.k....with the owls and the snakes...no telling what might have happened. :)

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  4. Hi Lorilee...Hope everything is going well at Cackleberry Cottage! I will never understand boys and how they LIKE snakes. I would run for the hills if one crossed my path. Tiny or big, poisonous or not...I don't care...they are NOT my friend. I'm glad your kitty was found and o.k....with the owls and the snakes...no telling what might have happened. :)

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  5. I'm a little creeped out reading all that! :-) Hopefully the rat snakes will just kill rats and stay out of your path!

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  6. your son reminds me of my 17 yr old boy,, he would so do that and he even looks a little bit like him.

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