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Our new friend!

June 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A new friend came to visit today! Here’s a couple of pictures of him…

Friendly Black Snake

Black Snake on our tree

Though we enjoyed the visit (the kids loved it!), we decided that our friend should probably be moving along his way. Joel and I then spent about a half hour chasing him around the yard trying to catch him in a bin so we could relocate him. He started out not minding us at all (he was a very mild mannered black snake), but after we had tried to direct him by poking him with pieces of wood and such he started getting annoyed. The way we finally got him was by taking advantage of his coils when he got upset. Joel managed to slip a long narrow board under one and he lifted him up bodily and dropped him in the bin at which point I very quickly threw on the lid. (We had gotten him in the bin at least twice before that but couldn’t get the lid on fast enough.) Joel then took him back into the woods a ways and let him go there. I’m sure he’ll like his new home. 🙂

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  • 1 Heidi Wilson // Jul 6, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Oh, how exciting for all of you. 🙂 And what a blessing he was outside. Steve has found 2 snakes inside in his office this last month. Yikes!