I'm glad none of the little boogers in this photo got hurt today. It's only April and the snakes are alive and well in Wildwood Canyon. The other day Dan was out on his bike and didn't see one along the curb until it reared up at him. The problem with that is Dan' shoes are locked into his race peddles so reaction time is a bit off. Yikes!
So all the boogers were playing on the rocks in front our two houses (trying to catch lizards of course) when the second booger yells to the fourth booger,"hey, come catch this funny lookin' lizard!" The fourth booger walks over to catch said lizard and says to the second little booger,"Uh OH! That's a baby rattle snake! Run!" So all the little boogers come running into our garage screaming givin' mama' a near heart attack!! Yikes! I am oh so thankful to God tonight that none of the cute little boogers in this picture got bit today. The last two summers there have been snake bites in our area and small kids have had to be airlifted out. Scares me to death.
I think for the most part I have adjusted to the bobcat that frequents our back door, the coyotes, the fox and even the skunk who lives in our backyard. Owls? Loud but love em'. Lizards and even the tarantula........OK maybe NOT the tarantula. I just CAN'T get used to the rattle snakes though. Oh and right before we bought the house they shot a bear out of the tree across the street from us; hhmmmm.......I think you will be able to hear me scream from there! ;)