Saturday, April 25, 2015

My Hero!!!!

Mr. Moon brought home starter feed for the chicks and then he got ahold of that oak snake! He hates snakes as much as I do. Not in theory as beings that we need to not just randomly kill, but as things you don't want to hold.
Or catch.
But he did it and I had a potting soil bag open and ready for the serpent and Mr. Moon put him in there (and the snake had egg all around its mouth) and just holding the bag open was enough to give me the shivershakes. Mr. Moon quick, quick gathered the mouth of the bag shut and then tied it up with twine and took it off to deposit it a few miles away.
He left, holding the bag OUTSIDE THE WINDOW because once when he did this, the snake got out of the bag in his car and he'll never do that again.

Phew! The reign of the Oak Snake has ended. The chickens can go back to laying in the hen house without fear.

And I love my husband with all of my heart and soul. He is indeed my hero on so many levels I can't even begin to tell you.
But snake-catching is right up there.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. What a wonderful man youve got there, MRS Moon, loved hearing about your bravery too, so now you can all relax in that beautiful garden of yours, and have no fears about that snake wriggling anywhere near you all.. take care and hugs from over the pond are on their way..

  2. You are both so brave. I am happy that big snake is away from your chickens and the new chicks. Gail

  3. Oh my gosh! I am so glad we don't get those here...But I could tell ya some stories about other little horrible chicken-killing fuckers that have invaded the coop...come to think of it, I probably already have.

  4. I just snorted wine up my nose thinking of that first snake getting out of the bag and into the car.

  5. I'm not a snake person either, so when a four foot long king snake got into my house once (in the middle of the night) I couldn't go to sleep before getting him out, and I wasn't about to pick him up, so the local Snake Rescue folks talked me through the following, which worked like a charm: Tip a garbage can, waste basket, something with a lid onto its side with the opening facing the snake. Then stroke him gently with the bristles of a broom. If you're lucky -- I was -- he'll look, relax,
    then glide right into the waste basket.

  6. I would say you are both brave! Glad the beastly serpent is gone but not dead.

  7. I must say, I think it's a shame ya'll didn't video this. You are lucky woman Mary, and so brave.

  8. It's a strange, primal fear, isn't it? I don't have a phobia type problem with snakes, living as I do in Ireland where there are none, but I was at the house of a friend who has a 'pet' cornsnake, only quite a small one, and the kitten was playing with it, batting at it through the glass of its tank. The snake was striking at her, while standing up quite high against the glass, and it gave me inner shivers of an intensity I couldn't quite logically explain. Mammal brain reaction, I think!

  9. Yay! I'm glad you didn't kill the snake. I hope he sets up a more suitable home in his new hunting grounds.

  10. I've been told I have an unhealthy fear of snakes. Not just to walk upon one...I can't stand to see one on TV or in a book! I'm deathly afraid of even the sight of a snake. We have a beautiful home with a lake behind it, and I've only been to the lake a handful of times. Because I know those damned snakes are lying in wait for me! Several years ago our dog found a baby snake in the yard and I walked up on her. I screamed (hubby later told me he finally understood the term 'blood curdling'), ran into the garage, hopped in the car, and burned rubber. I didn't come home for an hour. Hmmmm....maybe that is a tad unhealthy,

  11. I just read that to my husband and son, and we got quite a thrill from just hearing/reading that! He is a hero indeed!!! As are you, for holding open that bag.

  12. I don't know why people have such an innate fear of snakes. sure, some are poisonous and can kill you but by far the vast majority are harmless, like your snake. maybe it's because they are so alien looking. they can move across the ground, swim, climb trees with no arms or legs!

  13. Janzi- I fear that there are many, many snakes in this yard, to be truthful. But at least there's not one in the hen house now! We are always wary here though.
    Hugs back to you!

    John Gray- It's a good thing, isn't it?
    And to be loved in return. Probably the best.

    Gail- Poor snake. Probably wonders what the damn hell happened!

    Angella- Seriously. Buh-bye, snake!

    Big Mamabird- EVERYTHING likes to eat chicken.

    Ramona Quimby- You can bet he's never going to let that happen again. Jesus!

    A- In the henhouse, there are so many cracks and crevices for the snake to hide in. And that's what it kept doing. You were very brave to get that snake out of your house!

    Birdie- He can go look for his meals in less ideal places now!

    bluesmtn- I'm not brave at all! I was probably shrieking. But maybe not. It was a bit of a struggle though, for my husband. Snakes are STRONG.

    Jo- I think you are exactly right. It's not a logical thing but it is very obviously there.

    Steve Reed- I'm sure that for him, the hen house was the most ideal situation in the entire world!

    Catrina- Yes, that might actually be a tad bit of a phobia. But not unusual, I would say.

    Mwa- I did not want to do it. Trust me. But it had to be done. Argghhh!

    Ellen Abbott- Yes. There is something just very alien about them.

  14. Ok. WHY? Why must I have the image of a snake with egg around its mouth? I'm going to have to scroll through your posts now and dwell upon the chickens and the grandsons to get over it.

  15. Oh, man, I got the willies just reading this! Yay for Mr Moon ...

  16. I don't have a fear of snakes but a fascination. I think there is something though in our reptile brain that says to be careful. I am careful around them, especially the venomous ones. I know what they can do.

  17. Chop it's ugly head off!


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