I have a pedometer on order and when it comes in I plan on doing some outdoor hikes. Much more interesting, but I will dearly miss my dog.
We have lived here for almost 23 years. In all of that time I have never seen a rattle snake. I have been told they were around, but I have always missed them. Until last Saturday.
Craig and I were getting ready to do some work and opened the back garage we use as a workshop of sorts. As he started cutting something I notice a brown blobish pile of something to the side of the open door. At first glance it looked like a very large dog poop. Then I realized it was a coiled up, probably sleeping snake. A rattle snake.
Now what to do with him? I got a leaf rake and Craig scooped him up and tossed him out onto the driveway.
As you can see, he was not to happy with being so rudely woke up. That is a maple seed next to him. He was not very big, probably about 2 feet long, and we counted four rattle rings on his tail which he was rattling like crazy.
He got to take a second flight (via rake toss) down into the forest. Glad I didn't find my first one while pulling weeds by hand!
Oh yes, must post my Daily Countdown before I get started on today's two boxes of papers to sort for shredding.
552 days, or 1 year, 6 months, 2 days to go.
1000 miles on the treadmill 3 miles yesterday, 3 miles today!
Total walked = 100.5 miles My legs are getting stronger!
Someday I will be hiking in National Parks!
(I've decided to count miles walked instead of miles to go. It seems more positive.)