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ccouch
01-08-2008, 12:00 PM
Okay so yesterday afternoon, I headed into the backyard to do some tidying up and to put new sand in Camille's sandbox. I had cloroxed it and turned it upside down so that water wouldn't collect in it.

Well, I flipped that baby over yesterday, and although no water had collected inside it, something else had collected beneath it......about 6 snakes!! Egad! They were all small (like less than 12 inches long) and were most likely garden snakes. The only good snake to me, however, is a dead one. So, DH and I went medeival on them and hacked them all into little pieces. Um, can you tell I was freaked out?!?!

We went ahead and shifted around each of the other things in our backyard (i.e. plastic jungle) - the playhouse, the slide/ climber, and the picnic table. Under one of those we found another snake in hiding. Yep, he's dead too.

ick, ick, ick.....Just thought I'd share!!

annscraps
01-08-2008, 12:18 PM
uuuuuggghhhh - just reading that gave me the willies - yuck, yuck, yuck - I'd have run into the house screaming like a school girl!!!

mzkellyb
01-08-2008, 12:19 PM
Ewwww! Gross! I don't like snakes at all.

Charla
01-08-2008, 12:21 PM
ewwww! I would have run away screaming!! :scared0016:

sinead
01-08-2008, 12:22 PM
Hey at least they keep away the four legged icky critters! lol I'm with you, though...no snakes in my backyard, please!

Brandy
01-08-2008, 12:28 PM
eek! i'd have done the same thing! lol

Julie Johnson
01-08-2008, 12:41 PM
ugh - I do the same when I find snakes, they totally freak me out! My boys though are constantly begging me to get a pet snake...I am like "NO FREAKIN WAY!"

jpysgrl
01-08-2008, 12:55 PM
I don't mind snakes, but with that many I would of hacked them up too. But I would have to do it myself. Todd would be the one running in the house screaming like a little girl. I would of kept just one to mess with him though. Chase him around with it. Put it under the covers or something. muahaha!!

jessie97
01-08-2008, 12:58 PM
I would of done the same thing. ds would of wanted to hold it. My nephew has a pet snake and he wants to see it every time we go over there.

Hom74
01-08-2008, 01:40 PM
That would creep me out! Guess it's could out and they decided to huddle. Hmmmm..wonder if it was one of those tangled mating things lol.

d2vasquez
01-08-2008, 02:18 PM
oh my gosh and to think if you didn't check the box....eeeekkkkk!

meems
01-08-2008, 02:50 PM
yikes! I'd be running for the hills. I don't think I could even get close enough to them to kill; I'd be trying to find some sort of snake killing spray (is there such a thing?).

chloe
01-08-2008, 03:00 PM
Ewwww!

ccouch
01-08-2008, 03:32 PM
You know the weird thing is that I really don't mind pet snakes. My roommate in college had a ball python and it really didn't creep me out or anything - - just the whole live snakes huddled around my daughter's toys was a prob - LOL!

LOL MIMI at the snake-killing spray~ hee hee!!
My mom did mention that there's some kind of stuff at Home Depot that you can buy. Snake-Rid or something. It's a chemical or powder that you place around the perimeter of your yard and snakes are deterred by it and will not cross that barrier. Sounds great, but I'm thinking....What if I trap those little suckers in??!?!

~Shawna~
01-08-2008, 05:26 PM
Glad you were able to kill them all Christine! Ick!!


My boys though are constantly begging me to get a pet snake...I am like "NO FREAKIN WAY!"

When I was in high school my brother brought home a little pet snake after visiting our grandparents in Arkansas, he had it in a freakin' shoe box & guess what happened?? Yeah it got loose in our house and it took us quite some time to find it (like a few weeks). And guess where we finally found that darn thing? In my room in the basement!! I picked it up thinking it was a piece of string, realized what it was, threw it back down & ran screaming & yelling for Rob to come kill it lol! It was already pretty much dead but still! :cry:So needless to say I am NOT a fan of snakes, pet or otherwise!!

Paula
01-09-2008, 02:31 AM
YIKES!! I would have been running for the hills! LOL

jmama
01-10-2008, 06:02 PM
Ick!!!

Deena
01-10-2008, 10:38 PM
ewwwwww yucky!!! 1 would not bother me, well maybe freak me out finding it like that... but 6 is way to many!!

Jule
01-11-2008, 03:46 AM
Oh my, how digusting. I think I would just run away ;)