I was telling this story on a recent visit home and thought it might be a good one to share.
We have a tall Victorian bed that sits about 3 ½ foot off the floor. Well, the top of it is anyway. Not quite tall enough for a step stool but I certainly might need one someday. From the floor to the bottom of the bed is a space of almost a foot and our Yorkie likes to lie under there when he isn’t on top of the bed. We have steps that lead up to the top of the bed so he can get up there on his own, he just prefers to be under the bed sometimes.
One day my hubby was going to lie down and rest his eyes for an hour or so and the Yorkie always takes naps with dad. He asked me if “Pookie” was under the bed so I got down on my hands and knees and looked under the bed. I then promptly sat up and said, “Nope, no dog, but there is a snake under the bed!” (I know this may be hard to believe but I really did say it quite calmly even though my voice was a little high) For all you girls out there….I am not afraid of snakes or spiders. I don’t want them in my house, but I am not terrified of them.
My husband sat up and said, “WHAT??? Are you kidding me?”
I bent over and looked again and said, “Yep! There is a snake under the bed!”
He then jumped up from the bed and took a look for himself. “Well, you are right, there IS a snake under the bed!” He was a little more animated than I was but neither of us freaked out.
“I told ya!” I said as I got on top of the bed and stayed there until he got something from the garage and killed it. But not until he closed the bedroom door so the other animals did not find it first!
Now, it was just a baby snake, only about 6 inches long. It was alive and wriggling its way across the floor. Had it been a 4 FOOT snake I might not have been so calm! LOL!
Sidebar: he killed it only because we have 2 dogs and a kitty and had no way of catching it. Otherwise he would have and taken it out into the woods and let it go.
I should mention it had probably gotten in via the French doors we had standing wide open. We live in a subdivision with lots of trees around us, however, snakes are not a common occurrence. And yes, I still keep my doors open. We live in Texas and nice cool days are rare, so we open our doors and windows as often as we can. Haven’t seen any more snakes but I have house geckos once in a while. They are harmless and like to eat mosquitoes so I leave them be. I also leave spiders alone in my yard for the same reason.
I do love living in the woods!:-)