Thena has proven to be quite the snake dog. It's funny
how she will find one and then raise the alarm. She has a
very specific bark and I end up with chills down my spine.
We have had many snakes breach the yard this year. Two under the porch,
several in the grass, and one by the house under the trash can.
I had arrived home and walked to the trash can to toss a water
bottle out. Thena was crazy doing her snake bark and Millie would not let
me go near the can.
I called my knight. Yep. I call him for all
of my snake issues. I confess I have taken care
of snakes, when I needed to, but I prefer not being
the one to handle them as they scare me ever so much.
My Bill can make it to the farm in warp speed when I call.
The above picture is the snake as he was ready to strike when
Bill took care of it.
A silly thing about discovering a snake is that I cannot
leave sight of the snake until it is removed. It is a horrible ten to
fifteen minutes but I am more creeped out about where the snake
may go...so Bill thanks for your timely arrival!
This was the thickest snake we have seen on the farm
and tied for the longest.
It had the largest rattle of any that have made it to
the Double Nickel Farm science museum.
Now to Thena, I am thankful that we listen to the warning
that she gives us. She is an incredible desert dog and loves
the farm life.