Since the playlist is turned off for now, I thought I'd try to load the video of the snake that caught me by total surprise in the chicken coop. But first; .... meet another creepy crawly that also caught me off guard inside the tack room in the barn.
I knew a rat had been in there, because it made a nest on -of all things.. our live trap! Yep... the crazy thing carried a pile of hay and made a nest on top of a trap which wasn't set. Not seeing the rat in sight; I moved a board that was laying on the floor and....... *scream* it was right behind the board! lol Forgive the picture but it scurried up the wall so fast, I almost missed taking it's picture all together. It takes a gal at least a few seconds to stop screaming you know. Then it disappeared. Walking into the larger area of the barn; I spotted him perched behind a beam.
From this angle he's kind of cute. What do you think? Cute, or is your skin crawling?
Well, I can deal with mice and rats much better than snakes, and this year we've had more than our share of em. Because of this, I try to be mindful of them all the time. But after awhile, you kinda forget about them and just go on.... until you open your chicken coop door and find a huge one right on thee other side of the door. Replaying this video a minute ago, I just started laughing! On this day, I'd been taking macro flower pictures in the garden, and then stopped off at the coop to gather eggs. I was totally in my own little world. Until the door was opened that is! lol
You might think I'm a big chicken myself after watching this... I was out of breath from running after my hoe and then tried to be all "brave" to get it out of there. Forget that! When I turned off my camera, I ran for helppppppppppppppppppp! heeheehaahaahoohoo -- Maybe it wasn't poisonous at all. If not; maybe one of you will know what it *was.*
I know; I know... where there are mice or rats... you will find snakes. But this one, was eating our breakfast. You can only imagine how slowwwwly I open that door now after this day.