Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Crikey!

Look what I caught in my neighbor's back yard!



Isn't he cute?

30 comments:

Lianne said...

I like snakes.

I like the Crocodile Hunter.

You had references to both in your post.

Therefore, I must like you.


I love logic.

Julie said...

I feel like a grade schooler...do you like me? Check Yes or No. (hee hee) Glad to find another friend, Lianne.

I love the Croc Hunter! I joked with my hubby as he took the pics about the snake being a "naughty lizard" because he bit me when I first picked him up. Drew blood, even. But, twas a mere flesh wound that was healed completely by the next morning. The snake was just scared.

Ain't he a real beauty? I let him loose in my back yard to go find himself a right gorgeous sheila. (Assuming the snake was a he and not a she--I can't tell nor do I want to learn how.)

Elizabeth-W said...

Not so crazy about the snake, but seeing those ol' Utah mountains makes me a little homesick for the byu days, getting cherry oreo milkshakes. (I still haven't lost that freshman 15!)

Lyle said...

Well at least your snake is real. My kids found an old vine growing up a tree (during our visit to Oklahoma) and they swear that it was a real snake because they saw it move...

Julie said...

Elizabeth-W: Where does one get cherry oreo milkshakes????

Lyle: My neighbor thought the snake was a stick and freaked when she realized it wasn't. Is that the same thing?

c jane said...

You must be once of those cool moms that pick up snakes and play soccer with your kids.
I want to be like you.

Elizabeth-W said...

I think is was called Stan's? It was just down the road from the main campus entrance. It is a hamburger joint. We'd get marachino cherries and oreos. My buddy would say "cherry juice only, please", and I'd say, give me her cherries. Whenever I go visit her in Seattle, we always make them at her house.

Julie said...

cjane: Snakes? yes, as long as they aren't poisonous. Soccer? no, I'm not that type. But I like helping my kids with math homework and violin practice. Does that count?

Elizabeth-W: I love Stan's shakes! I didn't know they did cherry oreo flavor.

Elizabeth-W said...

Well, now...I graduated in 91, so maybe they've health-ed up their menu? But, if you ask for one, and they make one for you, enjoy it for me!! It really is quite nice.

compulsive writer said...
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compulsive writer said...

What I want to know is if you are saving up a bucket of snakes to let loose in your house at your next YW leaders meeting.

If so, do capture it on film. I love madness and mayhem.

Julie said...

If I had that many snakes in my yard, I might do that. But as far as I know, there's only one. And I don't know if that would be a nice thing to do to the snakes. (It would be fun to see the YW leaders' reactions!)

La Yen said...

I wish we just had snakes--I would so enjoy a snake, as opposed to the scorpions, black widows, groundhogs, and pigeons that run through my yard. We do have jack rabbits, though, so I guess that makes up a bit!

Moi said...

You look so happy in that picture, yet, you have a snake in your hand. I can't understand that. Do your neighbors pay you? I might be able to smile for a picture with a snake if someone paid me. As long as it wasn't poisonous or anything.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Only thing missing in this picture: golden Cleopatra headdress, and lots of black eyeliner.

Did you "Walk Like An Egyptian" around the yard, Miss Cleo?

Bek said...

Oh Julie,

I got the heebie jeebies just looking at this picture. Not a fan of the snakes...but I LOVE the Crocodile Hunter Diaries.......

elasticwaistbandlady said...

What Julie didn't want everyone to see is the other set of photos kept hidden from the blogger audience. That would be the pictorial of her stark nekkid, snake in one hand, an apple in the other, replicating an Eve in The Garden Of Eden pose.

Julie said...

EWL: those pictures were for Phil's eyes only. I wish I'd thought of the Walk Like an Egyptian thing. That would have been funny.

La Yen: I hate spiders!! I can deal with non-poisonous snakes any day, but just keep me away from the spiders. (shudder)

carrot jello: no pay from the neighbors. It was entertainment enough to watch my sweet neighbor climb onto her picnic table to gingerly point out where the snake had been. She was totally freaked out, and I was totally empathetic, given my thing with spiders.

bek: non-poisonous snakes aren't so bad. Just try it...you'll like it! (just kidding)

Debboe said...

I worked at Stan's last summer. I don't recall there being any cherries, but I can suggest the best shake in the world: Oreo Cheesecake. It is delicious.

I can look at snakes, but touching them is a whole different ball game.

Melody said...
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Melody said...

You go, girl. Me and the garter snakes have spent many a happy hour in the foothills of Provo during the 60s and 70s. . . you do look just a little too happy though. What is it Freud said about snakes?

LuckyRedHen said...

Sick. Snakes pee as they slither all over.

Julie said...

Mel: Let's not get started on the phallic symbols here. ;-) I don't remember the 60s, but that's understandable since I wasn't born yet. I do remember some of the 70s, though. The early 70s are a formula/mush induced haze, however.

Sew Funny: the snake did pee on me that day. I think I scared the s*** out of him--literally. Wanna shake my hand????

becks said...

don't worry about the snake crap. everybody played with their own stuff when they were little. plus, you parents probably got it thrown on ya by your own kids. gross!!! i think i got one of my brothers with some of my remains from my diaper once. It was like i knew from a very young age that they would tease me, so i just had to get one up on them.

Lessel Peeper said...

Some times a snake is just a snake, Melody...but still.

I'm a pansy. When I bought my house, my mom came over and caught snakes for me(around 8). She has pretty quick reflexes for a senior citizen--must be training from catching mice and putting them in buckets.

I'll have to post my snake poem for you Julie.

Moi said...

Are you sure it wasn't poisonsous and bit you, and THAT's why you haven't written a new post? ;)

Julie said...

I'm sure, Carrot. Twas a mere flesh wound. I'm just trying to stew up an idea for a blog. Any suggestions?

Moi said...

Let's see...how about something funny about someone in your ward.

Moi said...

Wait! I've got it! Take one of those blog quiz thingys. Those are for when you've hit the wall.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

How about a good fart joke? I love those!