Friday, May 21, 2010

Trust In Me





So, I was gardening today, well actually I was walking around the garden, pointing out things to the gardener, but I did have seedlings (red sunflowers yes red, impressed hey?) in my hand, that I'd grown, anyway, I had that watched feeling. Actually, with a house above and a house at the side and being a source of entertainment for all sorts of reasons, this is a common feeling. Then I spotted it. Ok, so everyone says, here on the happy clappy nature isle, garden of eden blah blah blah, nothing can hurt you, but still you don't really want to be eyeballing a 6ft snake with only a chainlink fence between you. Ok, keep cool, everyone says they're afraid of us, well this one didn't look very spooked, anyway, do they tell you to stand firm and tree like or do they say leg it, what do they do in LOST? I am sort of a bit balanced on a slope and can't really leap away quickly, so I say 'shoo' (umm, bet that terrified him, not), then it does that scary tongue flicky thing, and gives me a look as if to say, if I want you I'll get you because I know you had surgery 3 weeks ago and you can't hop skip and jump away. By this time, the gardener has long gone, (happy for any excuse to escape from me droning on, ignoring all full moon planting prerequisites and when quite frankly it's Friday and who cares it'll all be grown back by Monday), so I edge back and tell Kaa to wait whilst I get my camera. Clearly, he is well trained as when I return he is still sunbathing. Then he gets all camera shy and slithers back into his hole under the tree......now, do I tell my son so he can go all Jungle Book on me hoping they'll bond and sing together or do I keep my mouth firmly shut.....

10 comments:

Meredith said...

Very funny! You're way brave to stay put long enough to even 'shoo' him away! I would've fainted right where I stood and more than likely ended up snake dinner. lol!

Take care!

-Meredith

Oman Collective Intelligence said...

I also found a snake in my garden the other day, much smaller and cuter, all white. Greetings from Oman.

dona said...

Only black and ugly but inoffensive water snakes here in the neighborhood...
Cheers from Venice, Italy!
Dona

psychelyn said...

whoah. Kaa looked cute in the movie but he 'aint in one's garden. that's scary.

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Soné said...

Wow your family is relocating, far out sounds exciting!

animal print gal said...

I am still running... You are much more brave than I am.
Nice blog!

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