AN Adventuresome Afternoon
After having lunch with a friend I continued on with a most interesting afternoon. After I left Ann I went to Lowes to replace the garden gloves I had to throw out after an altercation with a cactus that "thanked me" for rescuing it by filling the gloves -- and me-- with it's prickers.
After Lowes I headed home to find not one, but two snakes caught up in the bird netting in the garden yard. Since one was a Gopher Snake and the other a Racer, neither of which are poisonous, I volunteered to free them. Armed with my new leather gloves and a bandage scissors I managed to cut-loose both of them with no more than the flick of the tongue by the Racer.
I told the 4' long Gopher Snake that it owed me a gopher, and the 4' Racer that it owed a lot of whatever it eats ..... which I'm quite sure is something that likes to eat my vegetables since this type of snake seems to be attracted to this area.
Since this bird netting "netted" me 4 Rattlers last year ( which I did not offer to rescue,) I decided to get it's ends up off the ground and so rolled it up to the top edge of the tanks and stacked it in place. ( I have my Vegetable garden in two 8' long stock tanks.) Hopefully the snakes will be content to remain on the ground --- although -- the Gopher Snake, promptly upon release, climbed right back into the netting and had to be freed a second time.
So, how was your afternoon?