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Friendly Fellow

Have I mentioned my ongoing love affair with Georgia’s stinging, biting, life-sucking wildlife?  Never mind the ever-so-slightly irritated scorpion I found in the kitchen yesterday… a poisonous serpent in the driveway takes the cake for Discovery Channel entertainment.

Thank goodness for my barrel-chested freedom fighter!  He promptly caught said reptile and placed it in a bucket for me to photograph before he beheaded the nasty critter before it murdered all our sweet chickens.  Not that Menina couldn’t take him/her.  We won’t question her snake-taming abilities.  That girl is dangerous. I’m so glad that my snake can recognize that I am the sole provider of her food.

  • Robin - 😆 Snakes sure are pretty, aren’t they? We had one on the patio the other day and I just thought it was so cool to watch him slither around.

    Have a wonderful Saturday Miss Lacy! :mrgreen:ReplyCancel

  • Christina - Don’t cha just luv creepy crawly slithery thangs….. :0

  • Sheri - Very pretty snake! Glad it didn’t eat any of your babies though…Go Josh!ReplyCancel

  • Gina - YIPES!!!
    You know those things can spring straight forward something like 6-10 feet don’t you?!??!

    I guess I didn’t realize Georgia had scorpions… ok. that state is officially off my list!!! 😯ReplyCancel

  • CrossView - You know, it’s kind of funny. I HATE venomous snakes on our property. But I think they’re kinda cool on yours! =D

    Cool shots!

    When my husband isn’t around to shoot them, my 19-yr old Annie Oakley does…

    Glad you had your freedom fighter around. I agree Menina could handle it. But it might get her feathers all messy and ruffled. And a girl can’t have that, now can she?ReplyCancel

  • Fishing Guy - Lacy: I’m so glad we only have Garter Snakes and Black Snakes in this area. I don’t like snakes and that one is not to be messed with.ReplyCancel

  • shelli - Snakes are cool. I wouldn’t want to kill one, I’d have to make Dave do it. I don’t like blood and guts.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Oh My! Lacy, I did not know you had so many poisonous critters there!! So glad your Hubby was home and able to nab that fellow and dispose of him!

  • marky - YIKES!!!
    I hate, loathe, detest, snakes!! I have the willies just looking at those pics! ewwReplyCancel

  • gingela5 - Yikes, that would be a little creepy to come across. Although I probably would have to have my husband lie to me if he killed it. I can’t even kill insects…ReplyCancel

  • Tia Julie - Thank goodness the dogs didn’t find him first. Don’t need a repeat of what happened over a year ago.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Sue - Disposing of venomous snakes is only reasonable action – they have their place – FAR from my place!! Our cat often kills small snakes (even venomous) but that was a big ‘us! Surely glad it didn’t have a huge lump in the middle of it (sign of something it had already swallowed).ReplyCancel

  • Landon - What a beautiful specimen! I understand the necessity of killing it, though. Some things you do not want to share your personal space with. Plus, you have livestock to protect.

    A young timber rattler (their venom is especially strong) struck at my coworker Steve when he discovered him in a lady’s garage. Twice in fact. Steve just smiled, said “You little rascal!”, scooped him up in a shovel, took him across the road, and threw him in a field. I found another young one in the lady’s basement, but fortunately, this one was dead. I brought the dried body back to the shop, where it was a source of amusement for weeks. People would find him in their lockers, behind their computer keyboards, in the bathroom, etc. Some of us never grow up…ReplyCancel

  • Valarie Lea - Ummm Nope, No, No, that is not good! Snakes are Bad, Bad 🙁 I will probably have nightmares tonight.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - What a pretty snake! We have some good lookin’ snakes here too, my favourite is the red-bellied black snake.

    Lucky for us we have a lot of kookaburras around and they love snakes, we have to make sure there are no toy snakes outside as the kookaburras think they’re real and take them (we’ve learned from experience).

    It’s against the law to kill snakes in Australia, they’re a protected species.ReplyCancel

  • Paula - Eeewww!!! Glad you got him rounded-up!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - I think I like living here, where the snakes are harmless if one happens to see one.ReplyCancel

  • tipper - Scary and beautiful at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • Julie at Elisharose - I don’t like snakes. I’m sorry, I just don’t. I think it is because Bobby Stampp dropped one in my lap in third grade. I still haven’t recovered.ReplyCancel

  • Applie - Wow cool pick!! It is scary to see a snake in the yard, isn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • Judy - Hey Lacy,

    (I’ve been sidetracked lately :)) Did he actually have a rattle? He looks more like our copperheads than our timber rattlers.


  • Kim - Yikes, we have lost of snakes here but no poisonous snakes in Maine thankfully!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Tetrick - Geez – seeing that copperhead made my skin crawl – saw way too many of those nasty things while living in GA. I heard guineas are supposed to kill snakes – seen any evidence of that yet?ReplyCancel

  • Simple Livin' gal - Lori — I haven’t seen them get at any snakes yet. The chickens have grabbed up quite a few little snakes though. Our guineas will surround something that they find suspicious and scream at it but I haven’t seen any of them attack. I’d heard rumors that guineas are good for snakes though. I wonder how one encourages such behaviors?

    On second thought — they might sense that all of our snakes are poisonous and just decided to steer clear! 😉

    Thank you for your wonderful comments, Lori!


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