Thursday, June 14, 2007

watch out!

You will NOT BELIEVE what happened last night!!!!! We were outside trying to make some pee-pee in the grass, when all of a sudden Massah saw me jump 3 feet into the air and 2 feet to the side. She said it looked like a little bomb went off under me and threw me up and off to the side. She didn't really think a whole lot about it, because I tend to do rather random things from time to time, but when she looked back a minute later she saw a SNAKE SLITHERING RIGHT NEXT TO ME!!!!! It attacked me and tried to swallow me whole, that's why I jumped! She let out a odd-sounding strangled cry, and pulled me and Fig away from it because she couldn't tell if it was poisonous or not. She couldn't remember that little rhyme about the colors so I tried to help her... is it something like this?

Red on Black, better stay back.

Yellow on Red, you are dead.

Black on Yellow, watch it, fellow!

White on Green, it is mean.

Red on White, fight fight fight!

Purple on Blue, eat some poo!


One of those, I think. Anyway, it was about 37 feet long and it's mouth was as big as Fig's belly - HUGE!!! But we don't know what kind it was. This is where we saw it.


Massah-in-law says it was a GARDEN SNAKE or something...? If those things are deadly poisonous, capable of swallowing me whole, and constricting around my lungs and asphixiating me, then that's what it was. We are going to be VERY careful out there in the future.

24 comments:

Ike said...

Whoa! I don't think I've ever seen a snake before - I think I would like to though.
Ike

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Taddy that is scawie...I'm glad you and Fig are ok. Must have been funny to see you jump tho'. Hey when Massah screamed like that...did it scare the snakey away?

Inquiring minds want to know...

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Toby said...

OH MY DOG! That is so scary. Beyond scary. It's a good thing you jumped away in time....or else you would have been the snake's dinner!!!

Actually, Massah was very brave to only scream. If it were my Mommy, she would have probably made pee pee on the grass too.

Tobes

Sparky said...

My pop keeps telling my mama that there is a snake in our backyard - but she (and I) have never seen it. I think he's just trying to scare her...as if she needs anymore else to be scared about in our backyard!

Tad - you are a strong guy...I'm absolutely certain that you would've crushed that snake to save the day!

coco said...

You're almost as bad as my Big Sissy... Too bad Massah didn't let Fig get close to it. I'm sure your big brave sister would have bit it and handicapped it, tortured it by playing with the wounded snake, and then finally kill him off, teaching a lesson to all life-threatening creatures that may skwirm their way into your domain.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Tad.
I can imagine how you jumped there! Having and encounter with a snake its the most scary thing in the world!! I hope that snake has ran (?) sorry... slighted away!
I am happy that your Massah, Fig and you are ok!!
Take care please.
Besos
Lorenza

Ferndoggle said...

Holy Schnikeees! I've never seen a snake before!! No wonder you jumped. Sherman would have tried to eat it. I would have asked it to play with me.

Be careful Tad!!

Lola
(who nominated you for June's Awesome Blog Award!)

FleasGang said...

We're hoping to see one of those purple on blue snakes so we can eat some poo :-)

The FleasGang

Billy said...

A snake yuck! We are lucky we don't have any here and if we do, it's only small ones nothing that would harm us. We have never really seen one here but you can be sure if we do, the whole world would know because mom's scream would be heard LOUD and clear!

Glad you are all okay:)

BIG hugs from Billy Boo:)

wally said...

We saw some snakes out walkin' on Tuesday (we were walking, the snakes were crawling). My sissy was curious.

Good job protecting your peeps!

wally.

Frasypoo said...

That must have been so scary.....I know we have some because mommy has seen their dead bodies around.She screamed loud enough to scare the dead snakies!!
Frasier

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Tad,

Thank Dog, massah was there to pwotec you! I would have been distraut. You are my favowite doggy pal - except fo my namesake and bestest pal Asta up over - of course. But, I have to say, that little poem about snakes sounds more wike a football cheer.

xxx Asta down under

Peanut said...

We like your snake ryhme. I'm glad you didn't get eaten by that snake.

Bentley & Niko said...

holy moly! that would scare the beejeezzus out of our mom, but Niko would probably try to eat it. Glad you're all ok!

Luckie the Dachie said...

That must have been a fright for all of you. Yikes..snakes in your own backyard???
:(

Joe Stains said...

you guys might need to get the Army of Four to escort you guys, it sounds dangerous in your yard!!!!

Ume said...

yikes! glad dat u made an agile escape from the snakie! gotta be careful of where u pee pee from now on...
the snakie may very well end up as a soup in my part of the world!

Asta said...

Tadpole, I think you should move somewhere safe like Noo Yowk City....I'd have a hawt attack if I sawd a snake...pweeze be careful little fwiend, I'm now going to have to wowwy about you and Fig
stay safe and sleep tight
smoochie kisses
Asta

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Eekks. That sounds very scary. Please be very careful when you go outside to pee pee next time ok Tadpole..

~ girl girl

Oscar Airedale said...

Woah, scawie stuff. We saw a nake the other day, but all British snakes are completely harmless so we don't need to worry too much.

I like the poem, are you sure about the last line though, hehehe!

Licks
Oscar x

Scruffy said...

Whoa Tadpole! I would have been terrified to see such a big snake. Whatever it may be according to the rhyme, I would probably run a mile.

The Mighty Scruff

Reina the Doxie said...

Hi Tadpole,

Nice to meet you.
Wow tat must be really scary. Good thing you are alright. I wouldn't want to meet a snake at anytime

Sophie Brador said...

We don't have snakes here ... not the slitherly kind ... I mean, not the kind that don't have legs. I think the guys at the used car lot down the street are probably snakes and they might try to eat me whole, but I would just bite them in the crotch. That's what you have to do, Tad. Bite that snake in the crotch. It has to have a crotch doesn't it? Now that I think about it, that's a really weird sounding word.

Stanley said...

Close call, Tad man. Do a little reconnaissance next time before making the peepee.

Glad you're whole and intact.

Goob love,
Stanley