a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Another Purpose For Bird Netting

Our main use for bird netting is to protect the plants from birds so we may have a full  harvest.  As we use the netting, we discover new purposes.  It does make a wonderful cat toy but you must keep an eye out for someone possibly getting tangled.

Today, Marcy discovered another purpose...
Can you guess?
Here's another hint...freshly shed skin and bright colors.
Sometime during the night a Copper Head Snake
had entangled itself in the netting.
Alert!  Poison!
He was dispatched humanely.
I wonder where the mate is?

14 comments:

Journaling Woman said...

Whoa, is he as big as he looks? Gee. I use to see baby CHs here at the house when we first moved in - thirty some years ago, not so much now.

Ninny said...

I like snakes, but not copperheads! Trouble is, I never stick around long enough to know if one is poisonous, I'm on the run. Spiders, now, they give me the heebie jeebies! That snake has beautiful markings. Maybeif I see one like it I'll know what it is.

Liz

Pat said...

Your idea and my idea of "dispatched humanly" are probably two different things.

Was a quick shovel to the head used?

No?

A gun shot to the head?

No?

A big heavy rock to smush it's head?

No?

Yeah, like I said, we are definitely NOT on the same page!

Cara said...

oooh!

Rudee said...

As long as the mate is nowhere near Detroit, I'm good with that. Don't. Do. Snakes.

LindaG said...

I let my husband deal with the snakes. Most of them he just moves from where we find them to where they will be out of our way and can go on their own.

That was definitely a big one!

Found you through Hickery Holler Farm!

Far Side of Fifty said...

ssstill ssscared..sstupid ssnakes..hope you kilt it deader than a doornail:)

Pyatshaw said...

I prefer things with legs and fur or hair! Thank goodness we only have one type of poisonous snake in UK...and that is small and not liable to be around habitation.

Gramma Ann said...

I hope I never see another snake, I am not a lover of snakes, and a poison one, NO, NO, NO!! Did you guess I kinda hate snakes.

Melanie said...

Yep, I remember the dreaded copperhead snake from my childhood in ILL. I was always on the look out for them...and water moccasins too!

Nora said...

I don't know if I would have disposed of it humanely. I don't know if I could have killed it either. I would have been plain scared. I would have left it to someone else to deal with probably.

sarah at secret housewife said...

What were you saying about your blog having run its course? It showed up on my feed and then disappeared. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Don't you dare disappear Gail or I will have to come to Arkansas & drag you back to your computer!!! I hope I got it wrong or that you were having a blip... S

Rural Rambler said...

Yikes!

And yeah Gail the header is awesome, but I could swear that was not the same header that was there when I did my comment yesterday morning. No way I woulda missed that :)

Bernie said...

I have awarded you the Blog of Substance award. I always enjoy your posts and wanted to honor you in this way. You can pick it up on my blog, I guess that is the way it is done.

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