Saturday, December 6, 2008

SNAKE!

We bought a Christmas tree yesterday. A beautiful tree! $80 bucks. The snake was free! The funny thing, I just warned Cary before he brought the tree inside, "Make sure to shake it really good and look for snakes." I remember a news story from last year about a family who found a HUGE snake in their Christmas tree. Cary just laughed at me..."Oh honey, I'm sure the ride home would have been enough to scare away any snakes." He cut some branches off the bottom in order to put the tree in the tree stand. Guess what? Snake!!! We caught it and put it in an ice tea pitcher. It flattened its head and struck at me. I put the lid back on the pitcher! We took it up to Reptile World, because what Florida town would be complete without a place called Reptile World. The "snake man" quickly identified it as a Florida brown snake. He said it was full grown. Are you impressed that we caught a full grown snake? Well, don't be. It was like a total of a foot long and about the thickness of my pinky finger, if that. We live about a block from a big lake and swampy area. I guess snakes are bound to appear at some point. Just didn't think I'd find one in my Christmas tree.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Freaky. No thanks.

Ashley said...

um yeah, there were no snakes in our tree we bought from Home Depot!! It's a real tree, but no snakes thank.you.very.much.!!

Did you freak out when you saw it?? I totally would have. I'm what some people call a...wuss!!!

Rhonda C said...

Don't let Mom read this one... she might never let Dad get a live tree ever again. :) Was it in the house when you realized it was there? FREAKY. Yuck!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are like super mom!!!

laytonfamily said...

I'm totally not going near my tree again!

Stephanie said...

I look back at all the live trees I bought when I was single and I am so grateful that I never had a snake in my tree. I'm glad y'all found it before it ventured off into the house somewhere!

Mel :-) said...

Oh my gosh! I have never heard that!! I am terrified of snakes, I would have a heart attack if I found one! Yikes!