Joe spent the afternoon spreading snake away around the perimeter of our house to, you know, keep out 4-foot rattlesnakes and things like that.
What? Did I not tell you about the 4-foot rattlesnake that came to visit the other night? Let me just say it completely spooked my husband. I guess going out to the car to get your Ipod in preparation to run and then coming face to face with a rattlesnake will do that to you. It was right on the edge of our driveway by where we get out of our cars. Obviously, we had to do something.
So, Joe called Animal Control. They don’t do snakes. But, they referred us to someone who does. He charges $325. To kill a snake. Or, he said Joe could hit the snake with a shovel. Joe said there isn’t a shovel with a long enough handle.
So, Joe called our pest control company. He’d do it for $50. Rock on.
Joe kept the snake company until the bug man came, and he beat the snake to death. And the snake rattled. I think that’s a sound that will haunt Joe for the rest of his life.
Then, the bug man picked up the snake and said, “You’re just a baby. I bet your mom’s around here somewhere.”
Not so funny. Or, maybe it is. At any rate, I think we’re now protected. At least I hope so. I know for a while I’ll be checking the ground every time I walk outside.