Sunday, May 3, 2009

Snake Whispering

Last night matt ran in from letting the dogs out "Heather, come out here, hurry! Theres a snake!" I guess Matt saw all the dogs playing with something, then he saw that 'something' start moving. We ran out and sure enough there was a black and white California King Snake slithering around. It was a pretty decent size too.

Now, I LOVE snakes. i've had 3 Ball Pythons-Bubbles, Malyka, and Knot. And i've had 1 King snake-Twizzler... In fact, Twizzler may still be roaming my parents house for all we know... I woke up one morning to find his cage empty and he hasn't been seen since. It took us a good 6 months tell my mom, my dad thought it was best she didn't know...unless she was the one to find him :S I used to get calls from friends to ask me to come move a snake from the middle of the road or out of their yard. They were all bull snakes so I knew they wouldn't really hurt me. Anyways, I was pretty excited. And while I was 99% sure this was a King Snake, and that it wasn't poisonous, we were extra careful capturing it. We would have left it but there are too many kids and dogs running around our complex.

Matt was actually the one to get it in the bucket! (I was so proud!) He used a hot dog roasting rod we have for camping, to pick it up. So we have a snake in a bucket on our front porch... its saturday night, we have nothing else to do... LETS PLAY A PRANK ON SOMEONE! Lucky for all our friends, Todd and Kristin were out of town, Jader wasnt home, we put it on Monica and Derek's porch, rang the doorbell and ran, but they were at the movies so it didn't work either. (Guess everyone has a life on sat nights but us...)And everyone else lives too far away for a prank.

So I just put the snake into a pillow case and we took it up to South Mountain to live.

Matts pretty sure it was someones pet that got out... oh well i guess :S


Brittney said...

Look at you two snake whispers'! I loved the post! How is Knot anyway?? Still have him?

Matt and Heather said...

No, we do Knot... :)
When we got married Matt wasn't super thrilled about having a python in the house. And i didn't ever really get him out and play with him anymore. I do miss him though. *sigh*

Corie Green said...

I would have freaking died! I cannot stand even pictures of snakes, this post was making the hair on the back of my neck stand up!! If I had answered the door to a snake in a bucket my heart would have absolutley stopped right then!!! LOL Good job for finding him a nice new home! :)

larissa said...

you are such a nerd. how the freak did you start liking snakes?? I'm pretty sure I would die if that thing was on my porch.
I think that's hilarious you never told your mom.

Stevenson's said...

wow, you are amazing! Seriously how you see a snake and not do "the dance" (you know the one where you are jumping high with one foot then the other while you are frantically looking for higher ground, while getting the shivers)let alone, get the camera and THEN capture it, take it with you in a vehicle and release it, I don't know.. but I was bummed to hear Jader and Kris weren't there to finish off the story.

monica johnson said...

you guys are punks. :)

Brandon and Alyssa said...

Okay I seriously would have FREAKED out! You are a brave woman! :)