Rattlesnake at Nadiana’s door

We have an email chat line in our neighborhood, and news gets around pretty fast. This is what showed up today: a photo of the rattlesnake that tried to get into Nadiana’s house, lying dead on her doormat.

Nadiana’s daughter discovered the snake this morning when she opened the front door and almost stepped on it. Nadiana killed it with a hoe. Shannon lent the hoe and took the photo.

Jacki chimed in that her husband ran over a small rattler with the lawn mower a couple of weeks ago. Never noticed until the next time he walked by, when it was lying there in four pieces. Didn’t last long, though: by the end of the day, the fire ants had eaten every bit.

Other neighbors are complaining that Shannon didn’t save the rattlesnake so they could add it to their chili at our next neighborhood chili cook-off.

As my husband says, “It’s never dull in ye olde Hill Country.”

By S.J. Driscoll

10 thoughts on “Rattlesnake at Nadiana’s door

  1. Many years ago, I sent my youngest to a week of sleep-away Girl Scout camp north of Houston. When the girls discovered a snake just outside their tent, a counselor killed it with a hoe. Luckily, the girls were impressed rather than traumatized.

    Your neighbors sound like fun.

  2. Greetings from California. Since you posted this, a drum circle has formed on the street chanting “justice for reptile friends!”, Barbara Streisand is flying in to sing “Everything is Beautiful,” and the placards have arrived reading “Death to Texan snake killers.”

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