What a beautiful spring we are having! I'm thankful to say this year did not feel like the last several years with the pollen. What a relief to have rain the last several weeks to continually water the flowers and knock down the pollen! That was a real win in my book :)
This week, we had some small trees and two pines that needed removed from the property. I needed to flag them in the woods before a company we hired arrived. We also had debris (leaves, limbs, brush) that they were going to remove. This "little" pile was a perfect haven for small animals.
I trudged my way in with a red spray can. I approached a small cluster of seedling trees and heard something moving under the leaves. I stepped back for a second, then stepped forward to spray the tree trunk.
Suddenly, "whatever" it was began rattling. In that moment, I thought, "OMG. That is a rattle snake."
I immediately stepped back and edged my way out of the woods and decided I didn't care what trees they were going to take down. I was NOT going back into the woods.
I returned to the office to share my very scary, life-threatening, dramatic story. And from the peanut gallery (aka Dylan's office), I heard him say, "It wasn't a rattle snake. Rattle snakes aren't in this area. Stop being dramatic."
Offended by his flippancy and his expression, I pondered the question we all think: What if? What if Dylan is wrong? I asked "the Google" and our county is touching counties that are touching the counties that have rattle snakes. So it could be possible. Or it could have been a Burrowing Owl, but I am going with a rattle snake. I have no intention of thrashing my way through the woods anytime soon, especially when there is little to no sympathy for my plight.
To make matters worse, Dylan proceeded to show a picture of himself in high school (looking like an 8 year old, I might add) holding a rattle snake that he actually caught with his bare hands. What the heck is wrong with him? Who is he, Bear Grylls? SMH.
If you are looking for sympathy, we have plants. Plants sit quietly, don't interrupt your stories, and are good listeners. They are great therapists and they never doubt you (unless you forget to water them). Me? I'm sticking with Sanseveria Snake Plants :) Drama free and require little to no care!