Friday, August 8, 2008

Don't Tell My Wife




Last night it rained and since the ground was damp I took a quick opportunity to kill some weeds. I used a metal rake and loosened all the dirt.
This morning I walked out to the car to get something and saw this. (see picture below)








Looks like we have a snake! I know my wife, she will think it is a rattlesnake or something crazy so, I took a picture with the measurement to see how big this snake must be. . .



Looks like it is about an inch. I guess the boys will need to listen to me and wear shoes when they go out. . .


good thing my boys are graced with their fathers head. . .


no snake can unlock his jaws that much! If snakes take over the world, we are Darwin's next species.




5 comments:

Mrs. Morty said...

Its actually a really big bug. We have one that burrows under our back porch and does the exact same thing, the long tunnel looking thing with sand all around. I've seen it and it is roughly as big as an adults thumb with big wings. Nasty! Sorry if you wanted it to be a snake you can still pretend.

Emily said...

First of all, you need to make your pictures clickable. At the size the pictures are now, all I see is dirt and you sound crazy.
Second, my kids' heads just might be bigger than your kids'. We may last longer than you when the snakes take over.

scrap chair potato said...

I saw that too. I knew it was the bug Mrs. Morty was talking about.
Gee thanks for the heads up though, dear. If it had been a snake I would have been eaten and my large-headed boys would be here defending themselves.

McD said...

I think I am more scared of the idea of a bug doing that work than a snake.

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