Monday, April 12, 2010

Be Careful Little Hands What You Grab...

It was in the back of my mind, but not close enough to the front to prepare me.

I was trimming some bushes and vines near one of the lakes at work wondering if I'd see any snakes. I figured I was making enough noise to scare them away before I saw them. I had been working for about 30 minutes when I picked up a clump of greenery and saw what I think was one of these coiled there.

Much to the amusement of my high school co-worker, I let out a four-letter expletive (not 'fart,' mom. sorry) and jumped back. It was a pretty big snake, and I'm glad that I didn't grab any more than I did.

To add some humor to the deal, the grey snake crawled under a boulder and another small garter snake crawled into the water, making it look like I was running from a snake the size of a long straw.

Believe me, little straws don't make me jump... or swear.

Anyway... I ended the day catching enough fish to rub the paint off my hook.

And then I saw the inspiration for Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven.'

Yep... crazy and good day.


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