Thursday, April 1, 2010
Beware The Rattlers Are Out!
Earlier today a friend and I were talking about people posing their kids and taking pictures in the wildflowers on the sides of the road. She said I wonder if the city people think to watch for rattlesnakes. I said and it is hot enough for them to be out already. When fence builder came in today he brought a rattlesnake he had killed near the farm house in the fence line in cactus where he was working. This property is known for rattlesnakes and in the yard too. I think they live under the house because people have seen them or killed them by the step. This one was fat and healthy with about five rattles. He had it stuffed down in a box so it was hard to tell for sure how many rattles and how long it was. He said he buried the head with the dangerous fangs. Yesterday we ran out (no we didn't run, we drove) out to check things out but I really wanted to try feeding the turtles some lettuce (no Jack I didn't steal it from John's stash. It was from a sandwich I ate at the hospital cafeteria). Well I can tell you my turtles don't like lettuce. The ignored, they swam past it, and they wouldn't even taste it. I felt bad because I had called them up and then didn't have anything else to feed them.