So, I had planned on updating you on my half marathon training, but then something happened that changed last night’s running plans…
Something caught my eye and I looked up from my work at the computer to see a snake slithering across my living room floor. Now, I grew up in a household full of animals so I consider myself brave (except for around Palmetto bugs, which is Southern for huge, demon, flying cockroach) so instead of flipping out I called my father. He very sweetly offered to come over right away, but I calmly explained I did not need him to come over – I just needed to know how to catch it and get it out of my house. I told him I felt comfortable doing this because I thought it was just a green grass snake and could tell it was not poisonous. (If it was poisonous Harlee, the cat, and I would have been locked outside in my car waiting for animal control to come save us.) He came up with the great idea of throwing a beach towel over the snake, scooping the entire beach towel up, and dumping it outside snake and all.
I ran upstairs to grab a beach towel and came downstairs to find something much scarier than a snake – NO SNAKE!!! I knew I had to find it as there would be no way I’d be able to sleep at night knowing their was a snake in the house. So instead of getting my cardio from a run last night, I tore apart my house looking for a snake. Seriously what type of person hunts for snakes?
Luckily I found him hiding behind a bookshelf and like any good blogger/crazy woman the first thing I did was get as close as I could so I could take a picture. (Ignore the dirty floor, apparently that mess was also behind my bookshelf.)I managed to scoop the snake (who I later found out was a Garter snake) up in the beach towel and release him outside. I will admit that I was a bit freaked out about it all afterwards, maybe because I didn’t have time to worry about it during. I keep wondering how he got in, but I am reminding myself that in 10 years of living here this was the only time anything like this has happened? So, thankfully I have calmed back down.
What would you do if a snake crawled across your living room floor?
If I take care of the snakes will you kill all the Palmetto bugs for me?