First of all - THANK YOU ALL for your supportive comments on the last blog post. I am so glad to see that there are many others (including Philly locals and fans) that are seriously disgusted by the acquisition of Vick. I mean, we wouldn't hire teachers with those kinds of "credentials" would we?? Why is it ok for athletes who are just as influential (if not more so) over our kids? I just don't get it and as a coach I would never compromise the integrity of my team just for the hope of winning games. Whatever. My boycott continues............
On to more interesting (maybe) stories...........WARNING: I have learned that I need to warn the squeemies when there will be snake pictures on the blog!!!!
Yesterday we were on our way to the grocery store. As we pulled out of our driveway onto the road we noticed something in the road. Sorry for the bad picture - all I had was my phone camera.
Helloooooooooooooooooo Mr. Copperhead! Luckily, we had one of these in the back of the truck.
So, we caught him (because he was going to get squished in the road) and then drove him out to the local Wildlife Management Area for release. This guy was FEISTY!!!!! He was striking at us and spewing venom all over the place. Wayne was finally able to wrangle him into the bucket though with neither one of them getting hurt. It really is amazing how different snakes have different temperaments (like different breeds of dogs do). It isn't absolute of course, but generally you know which dogs you really need to be aware of and which are usually good natured. I learned this very well being a vet tech for 10 years! We knew which dogs were going to be likely to bite us.
Hopefully he is enjoying his new home. He can't help the fact that he is poisonous. I don't see the point in killing anything unless you absolutely have to for your own safety (well, except for mosquitoes!). They really are beautiful snakes. I think snakes are just amazing creatures.
Here's another shot we got on one of our morning walks. This is the pond across the street from us. Beautiful picture isn't it?? I love the mist on the pond.