If snakes creep you out, please click HERE TO SEE A KITTEN post from last year instead.
If you're still along for the ride, scroll down...
|Texas Rat Snake|
...and down and down, ha. 2nd Family emailed us the other night and the subject line was "open attachment if you dare".
I thought, 'oh, cool, what could it be?'.
Um, it was this!
This is "R" from 2nd Family holding a Texas rat snake. This snake had gotten into the chicken coop and was after some eggs and then tried to get one of their young chicks. They realize (and so do we) that although the rat snake is non-venomous and can take care of rats and mice...it can also be aggressive. Sure enough, when "R" was trying to remove it, it turned on him and tried to bite several times. At that point, it was as he said, a tough but necessary decision.
Part of the circle of life in the country I suppose. Still, it's enough to give us the heebie jeebies, that's for sure.
Do snakes freak YOU out?