Tuesday, July 07, 2009

I have one nerve left and he just got on it!

This is our resident gopher snake that lives here at the ranch. He likes to come up on the porch and pop his head up and look in the house through our sliding glass door.

The first few times he did this it scared me until I realized he wasn't a rattlesnake. Gopher snakes are good to have around. They help keep the mice population under control, although when you live on 30 acres, the mice have the advantage.

Tonight after Paul went to bed I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. It was the gopher snake at the slider. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me because it looked like his body was inside the house. IT WAS! He was on my shag rug in front of the slider looking OUT instead of IN.

Instead of screaming like a girl and jumping on the couch I went over and opened the door for him so he would leave. Now I have to figure out how he got in. I have to wonder how long he's been inside. No sleep for me tonight.



Anonymous Chuck said...

Looks like a rattle snake to me...I would have been on the couch or put a hole in the floor with my shotgun!!

7/13/09, 1:11 PM  

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