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Monday, February 2, 2015

Oh so grateful for snakes...

So I'm back on Facebook and I'll explain more later in the week, so there's that. Some of ya'll may have seen my sweet little post about experiencing many firsts with my wonderful and darling husband. So when my darling husband asked me last week if I wanted to partake in the local Rattlesnake Roundup, my answer wasn't just a resounding no. But a hecckkk no. I think my actual response was, "Mmm that sounds like my hell."
 
I don't do snakes. Much like I don't do spiders. He reassured me that we wouldn't be handling the snakes; the wise and crazy fearless snake handlers would be touching them. Literally typing this just makes my skin crawl and my insides quake. Not only are these snakes, they're rattlesnakes. If you aren't familiar with these kinds of snakes, you live under a rock Google them. Lucky for us, rattlesnakes are all too common in this area.
 
So being the good wife, I agreed to go on one condition - I would not touch a snake.
 
Overall, it was a really neat event that I found quite interesting. No, the heavens didn't open up and the Holy Spirit didn't encourage me to become a snake handler because let's be honest, He knows I couldn't handle it. But, I did enjoy learning all about these creatures. I also thoroughly enjoyed stuffing my face with fair food, but don't judge me.

There was one point during the demonstration that the rattlesnake was just not having any of it. So he decided to jump off the table. I kid you not, my SIL and I booked it the heck out of there! It provided good entertainment for the folks around us ha!
 




 
 
Today (and honestly every day), I'm so grateful for the snake handlers that handle those little beasts. Without ya'll, my world would be a dark, slithery place. In fact, ya'll deserve medals and cookies.
Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

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6 comments:

  1. This made me laugh - I can totally imagine you jumping / running out of the way when the rattlesnake headed your way! I'm not a fan of snakes and spiders either. I think it's a leg thing...creatures with no legs and creatures with more than 4 legs are creepy!

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  2. Oh my I hate rattlesnakes. My dad would catch them growing up and I was always afraid he'd get bit. Fair food does sound worth it though ;-)

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  3. Cookies absolutely! I could never do that...ever. You're better than I am for actually going. I can't imagine that. My palms would've been so sweaty. Yikes!

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  4. hahahah I love this. I would never, ever, ever!

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  5. "Mmm that sounds like my hell." bahahaha!! I'll tell ya right now. I was TERRIFIED to even READ this!!!!! Seriously, had this been anyone else, I would not have read it. (And I may have sped past the pic of the snake GAH!) I sure hope Hunter realizes how kick ass his wife is. I'M JUST SAYIN!

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  6. Uggggggghhhhh! I hate snakes! Spiders too, if they're big....can't handle it. I did hold a scorpion in my hand once but when it started skittering and the little legs were moving in my hand I freaked the heck out. I would have totally booked it with you to the nearest town lol!!! You are such a good sport for going to things that aren't your cup of tea and giving everything a try - I seriously can learn from you girl!

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