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    My Wife Had a Visitor

    Got a text yesterday evening from Kian telling me she moved a large flower pot in her front yard and found this guy hanging out underneath...




    She had her phone with her, so she was able to snap a quick pic. She said that by the time she went and got a broom to shoo it away, it had already left. It amazes me that the same girl who will casually take a photo of a deadly, man-eating California King Snake is the same person who goes running away in panic when she sees a grasshopper. Me, I'll catch the grasshopper and play with it, whereas the snake will make me run away and scream like a little girl.
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    Oh, my!

    Is she coming out to meet New Mexico critters?
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    Is that considered a "Official" Family Woodworking Visit??
    Last edited by Dan Mooney; 06-12-2014 at 11:47 PM.
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    over on the IAP they would all be lamenting that she didn't skin it so you could make snake skin pens from it.


    A few years back we lived just off a bayou that fed into Lake Houston and we were only about 1/2 a mile from the lake, I came home and my wife told me she had killed a rattlesnake in the front flower bed... at that time we had 3 cats that spent a lot of time out doors and one of them wanted to take on the snake... my wife insisted it was a rattlesnake, but when I pulled its head out of the ground where she had buried it with the point of the shovel..She had driven its head about 6 or 8 inches into the dirt... it was actually a cottonmouth... more deadly and more aggressive than a rattler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    ...Is she coming out to meet New Mexico critters?
    With our recent grasshopper invasion? Ha! Not likely.
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    We do not see critters like that in New England.

    I am quite happy about that.

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    if my wife ever, saw that anywhere near our property, she would call the swat team. 10 minutes later she would put our house up for sale.

    they give me the eebie jeebies also, but I would probably freeze for a second, then slowly walk away.
    I admit Id probably get my Mossberg out and not go outside again until it moved.
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    didnt realize cotton mouths were in texas chuck??? and yes they are mean critters..
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    if my wife ever, saw that anywhere near our property, she would call the swat team. 10 minutes later she would put our house up for sale.
    I used to get quite a few snakes in the back yard at my last house, usually caught them with the push mower. I was carrying a dead one around the house to my trash can one day and ran into my neighbor George. I simply told him, "Don't tell my wife, I won't tell yours."
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    That's a very pretty critter. The eastern variety visits my garden occasionally.

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