Whoa Nelly! That's a Big Snake!

10 August 2009

Southern Copperhead, east TexasImage by TomSpinker via Flickr

Texas has snakes. Lots of snakes. Our particular neck of the woods is known for copperheads. It's fun to think about that while walking through the weeds to the close line or heading from the house out to the laundry room in the dark. The only snakes I've actually seen here have been grass snakes, but I know their are venomous ones I need to keep an eye out for. But never in my life have I seen something like the giant rattle snake that was killed in Manor, TX just a few weeks ago. I know we grow them big in Texas, but this snake is flat out scary! Click here to see the news story on this Texas giant. And remember:

"Boys and girls take warning, if you go near the lake
Keep your eyes wide open, and look for sneaky snake
Now maybe you wont see him, maybe you wont hear
But he'll sneak up behind you, and drink all your root beer"

Maybe he won't drink your root beer, but he could very well eat your dog!

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lynette355 said...

looks like something dear hubby would come home with

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

omg, snakes freak me out. I'd have to move!!!!!! :)

Stacie said...

Yikes! Snakes really creep me out.

SweetKooki said...

Yikes! Guess I can't live there. I don't like snakes.

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Linda said...

Those kind you can keep. I like the smaller, non-venomous snakes. My sister had two when in high school, and one would sit on your lap and let you pet it. The other you had to hang onto or it would slither away. That made me enjoy snakes.