A Mojave Green Rattle Snake....
This is one of the more deadly rattlers.
Our neighbor Jim (& Lisa) found this one
in their yard today (Mother's Day) 2010.
Rattle, rattle, rattle...

Back in the garbage can....ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

Jim, our neighbor across the street, came to my rescue
yesterday with that gopher snake in the garage because he
doesn't mind snakes...Is this the year of the snake?
Honestly, in the past TWO weeks (yes, folks, two weeks)
Jim & Lisa have had FIVE rattle snakes in their yard and
Jim is a "catch-N-release" kind of guy...but he takes them
CLEAR OUT into the desert and releases them. ONE of
those five rattlers came BACK to their place so he has
actually had to deal with SIX rattlers in 2 week's time
plus the one in our garage yesterday!!! When he called
and told us about the two rattlers today, he said "you're
NOT going to believe this..."but Lisa and their grown
daughter from Phoenix were in the pool, reading their
books and a rattler was SWIMMING IN THEIR POOL
and actually was swimming toward them...they were out
of the pool faster then FAST! It scared Lisa so bad she
was literally crying...So, now Jim is considering getting
RID of the snakes instead of "releasing" them into nature.
He sounds like because there has been soooooo many of
them that he is ready to do away with them. Tom told
him, get rid of them so they don't come across the street
to our house!!!! ;-)


Shana said...

Oh my goodness! Seeing a snake in your garage is one thing, swimming with a rattler is another thing completely!! Scary!!

Zane&Anna said...

oh.my.word. i felt hysterical for lisa just reading this!!!!! i hope that jim does ammend his catch & release policy!!!!!!!!!! ew ew ew ewwwwwwww. i can't even imagine... i don't know if i could go in the pool again. like ever.