Monday, June 28, 2010

isn't this where we all keep our pets?

On Sunday while chatting with our son on the phone I spied a visitor taking advantage of a cool spot in the kiln.


Of course my first thought was, "why did someone leave a piece of rubber in the kiln/"
On a closer look......

I realized it was one of our "friends."
I have written a few post about snakes and how I have learned to live with them.
They are beneficial in many ways. I tend to leave them where I find them and hope they do their job.
My job in this case is to not get in their way.
So, I left him.
Later- Mark came in to grab the camera in time to see the great escape.



I know this guy gives some of you the willies- but for me it is another day in the paradise of the constant and ever changing science project I live in.
Cheers!
M

15 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhggggggggggghhhhhh!

cookingwithgas said...

Gary- I know how much you love a snake!

Kim Hines said...

i don't want to touch them, but i like snakes just fine. a couple weeks back my kids found a garter snake in the process of eating a mouse. freaked them out a bit but we went back out there to watch it have it's dinner. poor guy had the mouse by it's belly though and he was too small to get it down. maybe this one will keep the mice population down for you :)

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Kim- it is funny what we will do with and for our kids. I wanted mine to understand and respect snakes and nature as well!
Yep it is my hope he eats as many mice as he can hold!

Judy Shreve said...

We had a big black snake in our yard the other day. He was the longest black snake I've ever seen. Like you -- I just try and stay out of their way and remember that they are beneficial to the environment! But I still get the willies when I see them.

Tracey Broome said...

ick ick ick, and Kim, ick ick ick!!!!
I leave them be too, but the Bible just did me in for liking snakes as a kid and it still lingers, haha!

Linda Starr said...

How sweet; he liked the warm bricks, glad he got out before you have to fire it again. they are beneficial too, think of how many mice you'd have if there weren't snakes.

cookingwithgas said...

Judy I am with you- I give them all the space they need.
Tracey- I thought you might not be a fan!
Linda he was after the cool of the kiln- as it was almost 100 here yesterday.
Sweet snake:)!

jimgottuso said...

i think that's just a black snake (well of course it's a black snake, duh). moved into a farm house right out of college and went to check out a little cow shed in the pasture and found one of these about 7 feet long. startled me for sure but they are very beneficial. good advice on your previous post.

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

woah thats scary! I guess they get attracted to the heat.

FetishGhost said...

Blahhhh!

Shortstuff said...

I hear they taste just like chicken.

Patricia Griffin said...

Yum... Snake and Bake

cookingwithgas said...

Okay you guys I will cook if you eat!
Taste like chicken! :)!

Tracey Broome said...

No not a fan! We used to live in a converted tobacco barn. You could see outside through the missing mortar between the logs and snakes loved to come slithering in. We were forever hauling snakes out of the house. A few copperheads and I was over that place! Our racist landlord would not pay for any repairs and then kicked us out because one of our friends that happened to be a shade darker than us spent the night. Oh the memories of that place!!!