as requested~in reverse.
Here's Samson. He weighs over 150 lbs. I had no idea how large
he really was until I drove with him in the front seat of our SUV.
His nose is still quite swollen from the rattlesnake bite on Sunday.
I share in reverse so you have the good news before you see the
Bill and I were filling the truck with wood and the dogs were
with us. As usual, they were digging under the pallets of seasoned
wood. We cleared the pallet and believe me, were aware of our
environment~but heard no rattles and so thought nothing of it.
As we tossed the last of the wood into the truck we heard the rattling
of the snake. This noise of a rattle is one of the scariest sounds
I have ever heard. I immediately headed towards the house with the
dogs, to get them away from the snake.
Bill took care of the snake.
The snake was 39 inches long and had nine rattles.
When I got to the porch, I called for Fourth and then
glanced at Samson and saw his nose and the blood.
Once I saw the blood, I knew it was too late and Sam
had been bitten by the rattlesnake and I called for Bill.
This was moments after Samson was bitten
and Bill was getting the truck and I was calling the vet.
The swelling nearly tripled in size by the time Bill
made it to town~a bit of a trip as we are in the sticks.
I stayed home and remembered that the head needed to
be secured. Ugh.
And that is the end of the sequence of events in reverse.
Samson is doing great. He is on some meds for a few
more days, but will make a complete recovery.
won't, and for this farmer's wife~that is great news.
Bonus: The Double Nickel School Science Museum
secured another item for its desert dwelling exhibit.