Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An UNWELCOME Guest

I'm joining all the outdoor lovers over at A Southern Daydreamer for this week's
Outdoor Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday too.
Come join the fun!





On the doormat as I stepped onto the back patio.


He has his head buried and his rattles at the ready.

24 comments:

  1. OH my gosh!!! Have you stopped shaking yet?

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  2. Ay yi yi !!! Has your heartbeat slowed?

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  3. Oh Lord! Aren't you glad you didn't step on him? Whew!

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  4. Better you than me, lol. I like most critters but snakes... EEWW!

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  5. Wow!! I have a friend that has a spade by the back door so she can walk to her car. THOSE SNAKES LOVE THAT NICE DRY GRASS AND OAK TREES.
    I'm happy you are ok. You even got a picture. LOL.
    xoxo
    Betty
    http://bettycozycorner.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my! I live in NYC and we don;t see snakes. We see lot of other things but no snakes..lol!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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  7. I don't think my heart would stop beating to write that post! That is scary!

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  8. Was this horrible snake for real on your porch? If so, that would have scared to to death. I hate them.

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  9. oh my goodness--I would have ran away--fast!

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  10. Candy, this is truly frightening. Delores of Vignette Designs recently photographed a pair of rattlesnakes she encounter on her morning walk. I'm amazed that you two seem so calm about these sightings so close to your abodes. Both of you shared amazing photos. I would have fled the scene. No photos possible with a camera in my shaking hands. ~ Sarah

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  11. You are so right, no words are needed-just one scream!!!

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  12. I hate snakes!This is my nightmare!! I live near water and I am afraid of moccasin snakes and alligators being under my car. Did you kill it by yourself?? Yuck!~Ames

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  13. OMG~!! You are SO lucky you saw him first. I have goosebumps. Yuck I hate snakes.
    xo
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  14. Oh H to the No on that! lol Yikes! I don't think I would have thought to grab the camera after seeing him! Glad you saw him first! Happy WW!

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  15. Yikes, I would be shaking while taking that shot. Good job!
    Joyce M

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  16. Aaaargh! I can accept seeing them out walking in the bush, but DON'T come near my home!

    Hope you Wednesday was a happy one :)

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  17. She just wanted a little sun in a nice, cozy warm place. ;-)

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  18. Oh my Goodness! I would have screamed so loud that snake would have bitten me! I do not like bugs, snakes, or anything that crawls except Ladybugs. I'm SO ready for your Holiday tables, I can't stand it.

    Hugs

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  19. OH...I can't imagine. I think I would have to carry around an axe! Have a blessed week. Debbie

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  20. OMG...just looking at that photo made me shiver...my biggest fear is snakes.

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  21. Beautiful but dangerous. Snakes do not bother me but I do have a healthy respect for the venomous varieties. Great photo! Glad he did not strike you when you disturbed him.

    ~ Tracy

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  22. We have those guys down in the dry river bed a few yards away but I have never seen one in the yard. We have come across them when we walk and they always make me nervous. I don't know how I would re-act to one on ethe patio!

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  23. Yes LV, that snake was really on the doormat on the back patio!

    This bad boy was quickly dispatched with my Red Handled killer shovel. They have all our land OUTSIDE the garden wall to play in, but I draw the line at them inside the garden wall where I garden, my kitty plays and my grandkids roam.

    Thanks for stopping by again this week ..... hopefully next week's garden shot will be of something beautiful or gentle. :-)

    Candy

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