Day 1,373 – Snake!
When we first moved out to the boonies I was pleased to read the part about “there being no venomous snakes in Oregon.” But was bummed to find the next sentence, “except for the western rattlesnake.”
Last night my neighbor came by and gleefully reported he’d killed a large rattlesnake, skinned it, and was going to preserve the skin. “Are you sure it was a rattlesnake?” i asked with trepidation. “Bull snakes put up a great ruse…”
“The rattle is in my truck. Want me to go get it?”
I think i’m going to avoid the particularly tall and dense dried grass around my place for a while. I might also investigate the “snake shot” rounds that fit my .22 rifle.