Monday, June 8, 2009

Public Service Announcement.

Beware Of Snakes
Thanks to all the rain this may be seeing more snakes around your property. Wildlife control officials say the combination of wet weather and the start of the snakes' mating season means the critters are on the move. Experts say snakes are actually beneficial, working to control the rodent population. They say most snakes in North Texas are harmless -- except for water moccasins, copperheads and rattlesnakes.

This was a bulleton on our local online daily news. I find it pretty funny. What other snakes are the in East Texas? They should have said don't worry about the rat snakes or grass snakes but anything like hell.

I almost stepped on one last summer when we were fishing in a creek. Eric was messing with me and I jumped back (almost directly on a snake). I still shudder thinking about it.

I have been wanting to go camping forever so I will brave the snakes so that I can sit outside and read and drink sun tea and fish and play dominoes and eat powdered sugered doughuts and fish and anything else I can do sitting or laying down in my lawn chair.

The greatest thing of all is that since my stomach is on the verge of scaring small children, I don't have to do anything but show up. Eric and E will have it all ready when I arrive at camp. Pretty awesome!!


Anonymous said...

That is awesome! I wonder if I could finagle that gig? lol That's such a stupid PSA. If you live anywhere in the south, you know to watch for snakes! Hmmm...wonder why we didn't get that PSA on the Louisiana side of the border?

Beautiful Mess said...

LOL @ snakes! Seriously instead of warning you about the dangerous ones, they should make sure everyone knows that there are harmless ones, as well.
Have SO much camping! Sounds like a great deal to me! Can I come with? I'll bring a lawn chair. My belly won't scare away small children, but I'll bet ya my bikini line will....

looking4#3 said...

Wow, I had NO idea they posted bulletins like that!!! We have snakes in NJ, but have never gotten that warning here---I probably wouldn't leave the house!!!
Camping sounds like a ton of fun!! Have a great time.

kate said...

Man. Water Moccasins are one thing I absolutely DO NOT miss about living in Texas! They exist in NC, but not in the crazy numbers like they do in Texas. I grew up between two creeks, and my dad had a small pond next to the house where he had a couple of fish. Well, those fish kept disappearing, and he'd put in a few more, and they'd disappear. He thought it was a raccoon or something, until he noticed the EIGHT FOOT LONG Water Moccasin coiled around the bottom of the pond. AAAAAAH. I still can't step foot on the side porch next to that pond for fear that a snake will jump out at me!