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Monday, July 9, 2012

SNAKE IN THE HENHOUSE!


Gathering eggs for Grandmother might seem like an easy task, but several times snakes were encountered curled up in the nests.  One was an especially large rattlesnake with many rattles.  Granddaddy killed it with a hoe and the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate came out to take pictures.  

5 comments:

  1. Wow, that is quite a childhood experience! Glad you never got bit by any of those snakes while gathering eggs. Great collage! Do you still have the newspaper article with the picture of the rattlesnake your Granddaddy killed?

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  2. No, I don't still have the newspaper article, but yes it was scary. There were other snakes around the hen house, but mostly black chicken snakes. I always wore shoes visiting my grandparents in Baton Rouge.

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  3. You've got to be kidding me? Several times you encountered SNAKES? I would have packed my bags, and moved to the furthest town away never coming back. I would have taken Grandad too. Yikes....

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  4. Actually, I live in Kansas, now, and need to be watchful of copperheads. Our house is in the rocky woods. When I see one, I begin looking at houses for sale for several days, but then stop when I'm reminded how pretty it is here. I try to be careful. You don't ever encounter snakes where you live? I didn't think there was such a place.

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  5. "Snake in the Henhouse" was chosen to be a part of the 49th National Juried Artists Exhibition July 12 - Aug 9, sponsored by the St. Tammany Art Association in Covington, LA.

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