Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Titus' Latest Discovery

As we were leaving for our evening walk last night, Titus stopped dead in his tracks.  Then he started jumping back and twitching- you know, going into freak out mode.  He was near some tall grass, so all I could think was snake.  When I caught up with him, he had indeed found a snake- well, part of one anyway.  It was just the skin again- a very large skin.  I ran inside to get the camera and Josh.  We stretched it out in the driveway and measured it.  Yep, just shy of 80 inches!!  So we have an 80 inch snake somewhere on our property.  Luckily it's not a rattler or I would be worried.
Of course we took pictures!  Sorry they're so dark.  We walk as the sun is going down.

Titus was very concerned about the snake skin.
Titus: "Do you see how long this thing is?!?  I can't believe I found such a big snake!"
Titus: "Mom, I don't like that head.  It worries me.  I'm just going to hide behind you if you don't mind."   Me:  "Yes, T-pot, you should be worried about that head.  It is not a toy!"
Just shy of 80 inches!  See, no rattle.
For the rest of our walk, Titus was on high alert.  He even stopped and went into freak out mode again.  This time it was just a stick, a stick about 12 inches long and the thickness of a pencil.  Oh, how this dog cracks me up!
Snake count for 2011- 6 alive, 2 skins

In other news, my craft room has been in this condition for a couple of weeks.  I've been working on another baby gift.  I'll post pictures in the next couple of days (as soon as the parents open the box).  I'm super excited to share some new craft ideas with you!


Mom said...

Wow! That is one huge snake! At least it's only the skin!

Shelly said...

T-pot cracks me up!!! I love his freak out mode. I think I'd also be jumping at the site of twigs after I saw that skin!!