Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Elise, the Brave!

There is rarely a time I will not pick up a camera given a photo opportunity. However, this was an exception. This 5 foot long black snake slithered it's way up onto my front porch this afternoon right at the end of our Tapestry Class. Elise said, "Mom, get the camera!" My repsonse? "EXCUSE ME, ELISE?! Are you kidding me??" She then grabbed the camera and went out onto the porch to take pictures of the kids trying to capture it. (This from a girl who makes her dad come and kill a tiny spider in her bathroom.)

What you can't aprreciate from these pictures are the deafening screams of 7 girls running around while the boys tried to corral it.




Safely in the box! Sean promises me that his dad will come by later this afternoon to pick it up and keep it as a pet. John, I'm counting on you!

Photo credit: Elise, the Brave.

11 comments:

tk said...

OH MY! I remember that happend to us once. Dan was out reading on the patio and noticed a black snake curled up enjoying the sun. We called the police and when they came out they told us it wasn't posionous.....yet he stood 20 feet away LOL.
Great Pics Elise!

Jean said...

You called the police?! Next time just call Sean. :)

elise*b said...

haha good job elise!
i wasn't screaming
actually I was but that was because we were happy

Lydia said...

oh wow! Aunt Jean! What excitement! ;D

mike hartnett said...

in hindsight, calling the police might have been a good idea. getting handcuffs on those guys can be a tough one..

sorry i missed the excitement Aunt Jean! glad elise "Steve" Irwin was there to document the action

nelly said...

that...was scary.


by the way, I was one of those screaming girls... ;)

Becca said...

did that happen after I left??? awww I can't believe I missed the excitment

elbenjam said...

you missed it becca?? that's too sad... well at least you got to see those pics!!

Jen said...

Fun to see what's happening at Rayford's Crossing, Jean. Thanks for posting - I enjoying checking your blog! :) jen

Kelley Murphy said...

blacksnakes don't have a painful bite. =)

kelwelch said...

Oh my!! That was really freaky!! I was probably screaming the loudest tho...