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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Useful Swiffter

When she confronted a young rattlesnake in her own laundry room she turned shaky and womanly. This morning is the third day but not in a row that we have spent at my hometown with a lady I know. She is our new insurance agent and we are trying to get all vehicles and houses all with one company and one insurance agent. The problem is I have known she and her family a long time. She lives and works in my hometown so when we go there we keep getting off the subject of insurance and talking about people we know or have known. Plus she is an avid hunter of deer and wild hogs and lives among rattlesnakes, at least occasionally. She said her husband and son were gone and she went into the kitchen to have a snack. She heard what sounded like water running in her laundry room. When she peeked in to see what it was she saw a young rattlesnake. She didn't want to take her eyes off it and not know where it went. She couldn't reach anything to try to kill it with so she took a large dustpan and pinned it down and scooped it out to the middle of the floor in the kitchen where she could reach a swiffter. Not too swift a weapon but good to clean floors. She beat it with that until it was dead. I ask her if she ever though where there is one young one there may be more. She said yes it was three in the morning before her heart stopped beating fast and she could get to sleep.

53 comments:

jack69 said...

Any weapon in a snake fight as long as you win. As Jerry Clower once said, ho do you kill a rattlesnake WRONG!

Always a good tale!

From over here where it is warming up!!!

TexWisGirl said...

yikes! i think she needs to be in a commercial for the swiffer picker upper!

Jill said...

YUCK!! This just makes my skin crawl!

DD said...

Oh, my! I don't think I could live with rattlesnakes. Your friend was very brave and smart, too.

john wingo said...

My weapon of choice is a garden hoe but I guess a fancy sweeper would do in a pinch! I LOVE south Texas!

jack69 said...

I have to admit, I had to ask Sherry what the heck a swiffter was. LOL
(I thought a cow girl woulda pulled the 44 and blowed it away!) hahahaha

Take care lady this one was fun!

TARYTERRE said...

HATE SNAKES. HATE 'EM. Now I know I have a line of defense if I see one lurking around here. A Swiffter. LOVE the thought. GREAT story. Take care.

Lucy said...

I don't want any snakes anywhere any time. I probably would have left and let the snakes have the house. They are so creepy crawly and I have never been bit by a snake as far as I know and do no want to start now.

Kath said...

I agree with Lucy Paula.I would have been out of there like a shot.LOL!!! Swiffter or no swiffter.Thank the Good Lord we don't get things like that here in our homes.I would be to bury from a heart attack haa!! Have a great Thursday.Take Care God Bless Kath xxx

Have Myelin? said...

I never forgot the time I was at Fiesta in San Antonio and everyone was eating these fried things on a stick. They look really good so I got me one.

My former MIL said "I see you got yourself some fried rattlesnake."

My heart stopped - then I thought well, better me to bite into it than him to bite into me. And besides it did taste like chicken! =p

Kathy said...

If I found a rattlesnake IN MY HOUSE I would have no choice but to sell the place and move!

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