Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Not my best decision ever.

Last week Blair and I were playing outside, and I was throwing the ball for the dogs. Both very usual things around here. Then the dogs couldn’t find the ball. This is also very usual, so I went to the neighbor’s yard show them where it was. They were looking around for the ball and happened upon something in the grass. I looked down and saw that it was a tiny snake. Neat! But he looked like he was dying. So I did what most weird people would do, and I picked him up -- with the chuckit (the ball thrower that keeps my hands from getting super slimy with dog slobber), not my hands. I took him over to the house and put him in a little square plastic dish to see if I could figure out what kind he was. He still looked like he was dying, so I put a tiny bit of water in the bowl, but he didn’t do anything. I even tried to get him to turn over, and he would just go right back to belly up. So, I did what most weird people would do and set the poor, tiny, dying snake – in the little dish -- on the table on the glass porch for Brad to see when he got home.

I go back to playing. We played in the sandbox, we swung, we threw the ball, we saw the chickens…. And then we went back inside. And on the way inside, guess what was NOT in the little plastic dish or anywhere near it?! Yep, I let an unidentified baby snake loose on my porch. And he’s nowhere to be found. Not the best thing I’ve ever done.

7 comments:

The View From A Saddle said...

Oh lordy.
Remember that snake we use to have? The one that was found at WHS? That snake was the kind that flipped over on it's belly and acted dead... maybe it was that kind! doesn't bite... at all!!

Steph said...

I would never have this problem, considering that if I see any kind of snake, I run and scream like a maniac, lol.

GT said...

Eastern hognose. Wait until Blair gets a little older before you teach her to pick up snakes. Just saying.

AA said...

OH no!!! Hope you find it outside and not inside!!

The View From A Saddle said...

Ding ding ding!! Daddy got it!!

Harmless. :)

Janet Phillips said...

haha...that sounds like some thing I would do

brooke lynn said...

well at least he was dying and wasn't full of energy to explore...hee hee.

hope ya'll are doing good!!!