So lets move forward to yesterday. Travis comes be boppin in the house after school & says there is a snake in the grass by the front door. I'm freakin out! I'm asking him, "Are you sure it's a snake & not a lizard?" "I thinks so Mom." So I yell at him not to go out there until I get my flip flops on (seriously not thinking....flip flops...really???) I slowly step out the door & Travis points to where he is. Yep! it's a freakin snake. It was rather small for what I expected...too much tv I assume. He didn't move at all. He just laid there in the grass all creepy. Me being the scrapbooker that I am had to grab the camera. What else was I gonna do?? Surely you didn't expect me to catch it or kill it. LOL So I grab the camera & get close enough to get good pics...it's always about the good pics. Hahaha So I text my daughter & tell her that there is a snake. She asks me to take a pic on my phone. I thought ok...he wasn't really moving all that much so I would try. Well, I am pretty blind & cant really see on my phone. I tried & tried to find hin in the viewfinder & just couldn't do it. I even bent down trying to get close enough. Crazy girl! We decided we couldn't do anything without the hubs so we went inside. Yeah, by the time hubs got home the snake was nowhere to be found. I finished the night by telling hubby that I would be entering & exiting our house by way of the garage & would not be checking mail anymore. LOL He laughed at me. I seriously do not like those creepy things. He said it was probably just a garden snake & it would take care of all the other bad things that are around. Ok, well I'm still not going out there.
Moving forward to today. Hubs took a pic in to work & asked some of the locals if they knew what type of snake it was. They weren't positive but one guy thought it looked like a rattler. WHAT????? They have those here? YES they do. So I decide it's my mission to do some internet searching & find out what this snake was. Well lo & behold....its a dang Pygmy Rattlesnake. Oh yeah, I was bending down in its face taking his pic like he was a covergirl model. Lets just say he is number 5 on the list of 6 deadly venomous snakes in Arkansas. Once again, welcome to Arkansas! Hahaha So I'm hoping we ( I say we loosely meaning hubs) can locate him & possibly relocate him to the woods. I really dont want him hanging around having more lil snakies in my yard. Oh & with my search I found out our little lizard is a skink. Gross in every part of their being. So we will be the Great South Reptile Hunters here. LOL
On to other current events....We are heading up to the Ozarks this weekend to check out Eureka Springs. I am looking forward to that. There is supposed to be a castle in the middle of nowhere up there. Also, there is a mini Golden Gate Bridge as well. So when I get back I am hoping to have all kinds of neat pics to share.
I almost have my banner done. I have to string it & it will be ready to list. It came out so darn cute. I will post the Etsy link once I list it. Here is a lil sneak peek of the banner & a small glimpse of my Halloween tag book.
Have a wonderful weekend. ~Toodles