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#78430 Jun 28th, 2007 at 04:53 PM
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I love my backyard. It's my refuge. It's my mountain getaway, even though I'm in hot, sandstorm beaten West Texas.

I get out everyday and pull a few weeds, pinch a few blooms, curse the bouganvilla that WON'T bloom...

But every now and then, something comes along that reminds me of where I live. My inlaws came to visit one weekend, and were admiring our yard, and found a visitor. Here is my father-in-law with an unwanted guest...

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It was a 5 foot long bull snake, sunning near my hibiscus. And we live in the middle of town!

Since they are non-poisonous, and eat rodents and other snakes (and he's obvioulsy well fed), my husband tried to push him into a bucket so he could dump it in the park. But the snake coiled and struck at my husband, and then CHASED him. DH had killed the snake before he came to his senses.

I don't know which is worst--knowing there was a huge snake in my yard, or wondering what he was eating to get so big!!

Still--i would rather have this than a bear!



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OMG - please keep things of that type down there, K?????!!!!!


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plants 'n pots #78480 Jun 28th, 2007 at 06:15 PM
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wow! i don't think i've ever seen one that big!

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Wow, that is so cool. Snakes facinate me.

You have a beautiful yard by the way, very nice indeed.


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I'll keep my bears thanks. At least I can see them coming. lol


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Wrennie #78653 Jun 29th, 2007 at 05:28 AM
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Thanks, Tamara. And snakes are ok--in a pet store.

Plants n pots--This thing had to travel from SOMEWHERE! His brother may be on his way to NY!

Jiffy--neither have I. Where does a 5 foot long snake hide!! I'm seriously considering pulling up my lamb's ear. After I make sure it's snake free.

Wrennie--you DO have a point!!


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Yup, no bears hiding under my lambsear! :LOL:


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