Thursday Thrills

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Registered: 04-22-2003
Thursday Thrills
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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 10:37pm

I'm extremely thrilled this venomous copperhead didn't bite me when I was standing almost on top of it tonight in front of my house. I would have absolutely freaked out!!

What is thrilling with you?

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Registered: 08-15-2005
Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:15pm

OMG...OMG.....that was outside in the front of your house????  I would have freaked!  Who caught it?  Is it usual for a snake like that to be around your area??  I'm glad you where not bitten too!!!  Holy crap!

I'm thrilled we have another all inclusive vacation planned for Feb. 2014.  Going to Jamaica this time to an adults only resort called Jewel Dunn's River resort in Ocho Rios!!!  Wanna come along??  This time we are going from a Wed. to Wed.  LIttle cheaper!!  Yay...I have to get my count down going!

Spring Siggy
Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Fri, 10-04-2013 - 12:30am

Yes, thank you. I would love to go, thought you would never ask. I will get my own room so please tell your DH I'll be absolutely no trouble at all, hee hee!

Gawd, you are such a lucky girl, but you know this!! I'm looking forward to the countdown... and then the pics! Zillions of gorgeous fabulous photos please...

As for snakey, my FIL relocated an injured one from the front yard that the cat hurt a few years ago (but not far enough away). DH didn't see it and didn't believe it existed. My neighbors have cleared out nests around their decks 3 and 4 houses away from us, but DH didn't see those either and was unconvinced. I am afraid of snakes and find it ironic that I would be standing almost on top of one (with no shoes), a snake that could have caused such extreme pain - if not worse if I'm allergic to the venom, really how do you know until you've been bitten?

Copperheads are extremely well camouflaged and definitely stay completely still until you step on them which by blind luck, I didn't. I'm so paranoid that I wore DH's steel toe boots to walk the dog this am and that's good because I stepped directly on a baby snake - poor Katie had to escort me to the trash and recycle bins for the rest of the darn day, sheesh, enough already. All DH did when I woke him up afterward is exactly what my FIL did before, toss the baby snake into the trees next to our property. Is that a hereditary/lazy response to a direct threat?

My advice would be to review a site like this http://www.venomoussnakes.net/ with your littles so they can know immediately (like DH did) that my pal by the mailbox was trouble. It was the shape of the head - like a triangle or diamond - DH picks up snakes all the time but he took one look in the dark at the one I had been standing next to and said it was a poisonous copperhead. He picked it up and put in an old bucket from the garage, and they (he and Matt) drove it away to release it. My vote was murder but I'm okay that I was outvoted so long as it won't be near here to hurt the kids, cat, dog, or me, KWIM?

This is getting long and I'm tired, but note to CSI Ivillage - In case of my sudden mysterious death, DH knows even a garter snake in my bed will trigger a calamitous event I won't recover from. Find any evidence of a snake and you would catch "the real snake" way too easily, very handy for a 1-hour drama and a girl with a 45-year snake phobia. I do love neat and tidy even though I hope it won't come to this. Yell

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