Mama Diaries

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Big Snake

"Mama, I'm going to go catch some frogs," my seven-year-old son called as he ran down the hill with a big frog-catching net.

"Okay," I said.  "Have fun."

I followed him down to the lake.  He caught a few tadpoles. That was all fine, but then he decided to see if the big bullfrog was hiding under the overturned boat on the shore.

"Mama, can you lift up the boat?"


I lifted the boat and nearly had a heart attack.  Under the boat was a two foot long black rat snack.

"Cool!" my son exclaimed.  He trapped the snake under his net.  It writhed and hissed.

"Let it go!" I hollered at him.

Reluctantly he lifted the net.  I let the boat fall over the snake.

I can't believe he did that!  Thank God it wasn't a copperhead!

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