Monday, July 05, 2010

"The Serpent"

Many times Leon and I have referred to our yard as our "Garden of Eden" the Lord has allowed for us have here on earth.

Several days ago when I was getting ready to do some work in this flower garden I came across something that does not belong in our Paradise Place.

I ran to get Leon and told him to get his gun ready for this invader...and I grabbed the camera.

100_4025 Just as Leon got there the snake had completely went into the bird house...Leon took aim...and fired...two things destroyed - snake and birdhouse.

Perhaps this was not a poisonous snake - but I don't like them in our area....as they give me the cold chills...not that I am scared silly of them...they just make very uneasy.

The "serpent" is gone - our Watkins Garden is again a pleasurable place to visit.



Amelia

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Yeee-oowww! Good job! Leon is MY hero!

Marilyn said...

YIKES!! that snake is/was huge!! I don't blame you. They do a lot of damage. Sacrificing the bird house is better than sacrificing the birds or eggs. Wow. Hope that is a one time thing----HUGE!

Darlene said...

EEEEEEKKKKK that one is BIG!! Oh, I know there are some snakes that are supposed to be good, but we don't like any of them and they are killed if they get into our yard too! Alan killed one the size of a pencil yesterday. He probably would have freaked out if he saw yours!!!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

Oh my golly gosh, what a large snake. it gives me the shivers just looking at the photograph. I think we're so lucky not to have snakes that size in the UK, and only the one poisonous snake that's so shy that I reckon 99% of the population have never seen one.

Hazel said...

That's some ugly snake I would have freaked out to ,thank God for Leon and his trusty gun .

julieQ said...

Oh Amelia! That is scary! How in the world do those things climb up so high?? I am glad he gone!

Jen said...

EEWWWW! I have chills too!

Carol said...

I would have done the very same thing, I hate snakes! Can't wait to see your new birdhouse ; )!

Smiles,
Carol

Christina said...

oh, I can't even stand to look at it. Oh my! Everyone I know seems to be getting snakes in their yard.

Glad Mr. Leon was able to do away with it. I'm with you---it doesn't matter if they are poisonous to me either. My dad catches them and carts them off to his pasture. Ugh.

Mama Koch said...

Oh, I like Leon!

eonyc said...

Holy grossness!!!! I would have needed someone to get me off the roof after I saw that snake!!!