The kids were asking me if they could go out back this morning when they woke up to gather firewood for our camp out, but I asked them to please wait and let there dad do it in case there was a spider or snake. I woke up at 3 am having a nightmare about snakes trying to get us, in my dream they were around the house and I was trying to warn Tyler when I woke up completely frightened and could not go back to sleep.
Well the next thing I know this morning after breakfast Todd came in and said "You know, we're not camping tonight" I asked "why, what did he see". He told me he had just killed a snake. When he opened the garage door this baby snake was right outside the doorway on the driveway and went to head for the pine straw so he killed him. We have so many deadly snakes here. Our neighbor just had to get a snake out of his pool a few weeks ago and then back in spring Tyler picked up what appeared to be a little dead worm in the neighbors driveway, but it turned out to be a really, really small snake. I almost died when I looked and saw what Tyler was holding.
While doing some searching on snakes I found a few links. This one shows venomous reptiles based on your state: http://www.venombyte.com/default.asp
We were just saying again how much we really want to buy a bunch of land but you know I'm not so sure if I really want to or not.
Also when I think about how much I like hiking the mountains....this boys story made me have second thoughts: WARNING --Pretty Graphic Pictures: http://www.rattlesnakebite.org/rattlesnakepics.htm
You know I've always been all about being outside and exploring nature but sometimes it's a little scary. I also know that I am suppose to put my trust into the Lord to protect us, but I'm not sure that he really wants me out stomping around stirring up any trouble in the nature world either :) I think it's about time I ordered that Snake Away!