Pages

Google Search

Custom Search

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What Would Be The Worst Thing You Could Find On Your Porch?

Being that we live in a tropical environment, I would say a gator. But since gators are not abundant where we are, snakes would be it. So what do you think was on my front porch last night, around 9 pm? A big snake, and I mean big. The dog was in the window, barking, but it was a different kind of bark. I thought the neighbors cat was up there again. When I looked I saw this large long black thing. At first it looked just like the dogs leash, and I thought what on earth is that doing there. Then I realized it was a snake, and it wasnt moving very fast. Now this really creeped me out, because our porch has a roof, so it climbed the stairs? Uh no way. So I yelled to my husband to please come get this thing off my porch before I have a stroke. The dog was going crazy. Now for the record, yes I am petrified of snakes, especially big ones. I dont have any idea why it would climb my porch, nor do I know why it would even be in my yard. We live in town, though it is rural, but still in town. About a month ago, I had seen one in the back yard, by the pool, but it was small. So it either grew, or I got more than one, ugh. So my husband chased it away, but I was not comforted.

So how do I get a snake to leave my yard? I have no idea. I searched the net last night and it appears to be a Eastern Indigo Snake. I wish I had snapped a picture of it. They are harmless, and they say helpful. They can get very large, and yes they do climb, and very often live in the trees, I told my husband I didnt like that tree. They are actually endangered, and on the protected list in Florida. Glad I didnt kill it, though if it fell on me I couldnt make any promises. I hope it doesnt live in my yard, and was just passing through. We have all kinds of critters, that it could make a meal of, so I dont think that is going to happen anytime soon.

So what would be the worst thing you could find on your front porch?

4 comments:

Patricia Rockwell said...

A snake is pretty bad! I guess an unwanted human would be bad too--like a robber.

melissa said...

That might be synonomous with a snake lol. Everytime I go out now, I look for the snake.

Kalilea said...

Ugh! I'm petrified of snakes, too - even the so-called harmless ones. I'm not really sure why, but I always have been. I definitely wouldn't want one on the porch.

melissa said...

I really dont know why he would come up there in the first place. We have a dog, and they are supposed to be afraid of dogs. I hope he just got scared and went away.

Currclick for Homeschoolers

CurrClick

Custom Ornamental Gates

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
Copy this code to your website to display this banner!