Here’s another clue:
For all you who are longing for chickens, may I remind you that chicken attract snakes?
Even though we are in Texas, we haven’t seen any rattlers, although we have seen lots of rat snakes, grass snakes, and who knows what else. Our neighbors once killed a coral snake, but they have horses, and, you guessed it, snakes like horses (I think).
We knew a snake had been getting into the chicken coop, but it wasn’t causing any damage so Andrew wasn’t too concerned. One of our poor baby geese turned up dead this morning, and Andrew suspected it had been “constricted.” When the animals start dying, Andrew no longer has any tolerance for predators. Too bad for the snake.
Well, actually, it wasn’t too bad, cuz you know what Andrew did with the snake? He loaded the kids in the car, gave the keys to Trinity so he could keep ahold of the snake, and they drove down the road a bit and let it go. Now, that’s my kind of cowboy!!!!
Blessings to you. And may all of your problems end as pleasantly as this one.
(P.S. Just how do boys learn to pick up snakes by their heads? I mean, do they teach that technique in P.E.? Science? Not much room for failure I would think. Well, I missed that day in school, that’s for sure.)