I’ll take a photo when my pulse slows down!

I move the water hose, and think is that a pile of dog poop in my grass? That is one sick dog.

I straighten up. Wait. Is that a plastic toy?


Did I see a tongue move?

What do I do???

Call 911?

Call an exterminator?



I think, It is in striking distance, diamond shape skin. I am wearing flip flops – NEVER do that again! Get ready to move right foot back and be ready to run.


Into the garage I run. No good killing tools, they are out back. Door locked.

Run around towards front door. 6 feet from snake… still there.

Inside the door, I pulled my right boot on, left boot would only go half way on. Boots are meant for socks.

I run out the back door.

I see a hoe and a lawn aerator. PERFECT, I scream in my head.

I run back to the front yard. What did I see?


Still coiled up ready to strike.

I pause about 45 seconds to adjust aerator for best pinning shot. I STRIKE!

GOT IT! It seems to be only partially pinned. I keeps hiding under the aerator.

I tap. And I tap.

This is not working.


It strikes out trying to run.

From the long arm of Judge Roy Bean, ‘Law west, and east of the Pecos?’


Chop. chop.

chop chop.


WHEW! I think I need a cool down. Blog it. Then shoot it (not with the .45’s, the camera!)”

Would you have shoot it with a 1911 .45? Or, do you wish it had been a politician?



About Wayne

First, I blogged on blogger, then Myspace - soon I was consistently ranked. Next, I quit. Then the blogging addiction came back .... Comments are appreciated. Not nice comments are edited. You can follow me at the top right.
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