I know some of you city folks are thinking I’m making up these stories but I’m not. Here are two, with links, stories in our local newspaper this week.
First, a rabid fox bit a little boy and that happened within 3 – 5 miles of where I live! You were laughing at me when I told you about the rabid raccoon. I’m thinking . . thank goodness that grandpa had a gun nearby and was a good shot. Now I’m . . well, let’s just say any critter that comes up on me when Speck and I are outside may not live to tell about it!
Second, they’re warning us about a snake infestation. They tell you that if he has little beady eyes, he probably isn’t venomous (or something like that). Does anyone think I’m going to look into a snake’s eyes before it’s off with the head? If you’re a snake lover, don’t even reprimand me. The only good snake in my opinion is a dead snake. Don’t tell me they keep critters out of my garden because there are no gardens anywhere near where I live. You know what’s here — cactus, mesquite and those frickin’ green lizards. I would love to know how many have already curled up in my boxes of fabric and made themselves new homes! About those lizards . . Do they bite? Why are they everywhere? Why am I in Texas anyway?
I’m not moaning and I’m not complaining — even if it sounds like it, I am not! 🙂
Tomorrow we’re going to look at a house. A 300 acre ranch. My luck . . a rattlesnake ranch! Has my husband lost his mind? I’m beginning to think I want to live in the city. A high rise condo maybe. How high can lizards get?
All I can say about the ranch house is . . I hope they haven’t changed the dining room light fixture since the photos I saw were taken. You’re going to love it!! When you see it, you’re probably going to love it so much that some kind soul is going to come and rescue me from this place!