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Lostly posted 7/18/2014 18:41 PM

I was walking this afternoon and trod on something rubbery, I looked down and it was a large SNAKE!! I was in SANDALS!!! Still a little freaked!!!

Myname posted 7/18/2014 18:47 PM

How high did you jump?

Lyonesse posted 7/18/2014 19:16 PM

That happened to me when I was about 6 y.o. and I still haven't gotten over it!!

Snakes. Yeesh.

Alyssamd24 posted 7/18/2014 19:19 PM

For some reason there are a ton of snakes in our yard this summer (just little gardner snakes, nothing huge). There arent quite as many now as there had been....but a few weeks ago we would walk in our backyard and step on snakes quite frequently.

We even have a family living in my DD's sandbox!!! One day we opened it and found 5 snakes inside!!

h0peless posted 7/18/2014 19:58 PM

I never stepped on one, but growing up in the middle of the desert, I had quite a few near misses with these guys:

tired girl posted 7/18/2014 20:55 PM

I almost stepped on one of those hopeless, at night.

JanaGreen posted 7/18/2014 20:56 PM

I love you for using the word "trod."

tired girl posted 7/18/2014 21:19 PM

A picture my son took

Whalers11 posted 7/18/2014 21:48 PM

I did this as a kid. Traumatic.

knutz posted 7/18/2014 22:02 PM

Alyssamd24: Please say you live deep in the forest in the middle of Massachusetts -- OMG I would die if I saw one in my back yard -- even a dead one!!!! Even the pics are freaking me out.

wontdefineme posted 7/18/2014 22:35 PM

In all my years in Australia I only saw a handful of snakes and only came a few feet away from a snake as a kid. I would have died. You must live way up north to see a snake this time of year.

Lostly posted 7/18/2014 22:40 PM

I jumped so high!! I almost hyperventilated!! Then I ran home and grabbed my 17 yr old & 15 yr old to see if we could find it to take a picture, but it had gone either under our neighbors car or into their shed. I left them a note.

It looked like the snakes in the picture but without the rattle, so I am not sure what kind it was. It definitely had patterns all over. It was about 8-10cm (3-4")in diameter and about a meter (yard 1/2) long, if anyone has any idea? I didn't faze it in the least, even though my foot was still on it when I looked down. I'm still freaked... Eeeekkk...!!

Alyssamd24, I couldn't do a family of snakes anywhere near me....uggg!! I am in awe..

h0peless and tired girl cool pics. Hopefully taken with the biggest zoom lens known to mankind

Wayflost posted 7/18/2014 23:03 PM

Rattlers are super common where we live. So our dog went through "snake training." I'm so afraid of them it's the part of obedience training my dog aced on the first try! :D

Sad in AZ posted 7/19/2014 00:49 AM

I've almost stepped on rattlers twice. One was torpid, as it was early on a cool morning, but the other was motivating across my path. I was walking in Saguaro National Park in Tucson and arguing on the phone with the X about who-knows-what.

It's amazing how well they camouflage themselves.

Lostly posted 7/19/2014 02:09 AM

That's super scary!! Did you here the rattle??

Lostly posted 7/19/2014 02:15 AM

wontdefineme, When I was a kid I almost ran over a tiger snake on my bike in Tazzie. Any smart Aussie has a healthy respect and fear of snakes!! And spiders. I still check my bed every American kids think I'm crazy....!

solus sto posted 7/19/2014 08:52 AM

Ack!! I am glad you lived to tell, Lostly. I'm not snake phobic, but that presumes 100 percent remove of all snakes. All bets are off if I ever encounter one, save the odd pet ball python someone else's kid might possess.

Trac-Fone still tells the tale ("tale" being the operative word) of his near-miss while lawn mowing in Houston. Brilliant ruse for avoiding all lawn care thereafter. Positively brilliant.

The closest we came to a snake incident (and "close," it was not) was the morning when toddler DD, scampering out to find her Easter basket (indoors!) stepped on a gigantic visiting slug. (I have no idea wherefore a slug chose to ooze right on through our living room that day and none other, ever.)

That was 23 years ago. I can still see the look on her face. And she has not yet fully recovered from the trauma.

lknup posted 7/19/2014 09:09 AM

Recently I was loading the washer. I reach down to pick up some clothes and see a brown drawstring. Except we do not own anything with a brown drawstring. And then it moved. And I Screamed!
I had dd stand in hallway with a broom to prevent it from escaping into the main part of the house while I tried to capture/kill? It with no luck. It slithered under something I could not move. We ended up taping the bottom of the laundry room door shut for a day until I finally was able to get it out of the house!

allusions posted 7/19/2014 10:43 AM

I guess I won't mention how my son's pet king snake got loose and was missing in the house for several weeks. Late one night I saw him poking his head out from under the sofa. Naw, I won't mention that...

Jeaniegirl posted 7/22/2014 00:28 AM

Scary stories! I have cats - feral cats outside so I am NOT bothered with snakes. Snakes are afraid of cats, especially feral cats. IF one would manage to ever get through the cat line, I have my Mom. She is a snake-killing woman. She keeps old fashioned post-hole diggers handy and kills them and then just keeps chopping with the diggers until she has a hole and buries them right where they met their fate. She hasn't had to do any snake-killing since ferals chose to live here.

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