"See? When you lay down the cardboard and then throw straw and leaves on top it all decomposes and softens the..."
While I was talking, SM was lifting some of the decaying straw and leaf mold off a juicy patch of ground when I heard him say...
Now let me say here and now that I'm generally a "live and let live" kinda girl. But when it comes to snakes I tend to strike first and ask questions later.
"Die! Spawn of Satan! Die!"
I whipped out my shovel and beheaded the little bastard.
And little he was. Just a baby. Curled up and cold. Hardly a threat at all.
Over the next half hour or so I found 3 more of the little buggars and dispatched them all in a similar fashion.
By this time I figured my garden was a hotbed of snake-ish activity.
Just crawling with them! (shudder)
(Well Duh! Critters of all kinds will find a habitat in decomposing materials. Remember last years mice?)
So anyway, I figure that at some point I might have to deal with a snakebite. I mean I do work in the garden...you know weeding, stomping around and such. So like any good Girl Scout I goggled Copperheads to learn more about them as this is what I automatically assumed I had crawling in my garden.
Doesn't really look like the snakes I killed does it?
I really have no idea what they are but I am grateful to conclude that these are likely not venomous snakes. As a matter of fact it's highly probable that these snakes are highly beneficial for my garden. (All you knowledgeable snake folk out there can tell me what it is.)
In my defense, all I will say is that I am a daughter of Eve.
And after what that snake did to us girls, is it any wonder that I got all Samuel Jackson on it's ass? (Profanity alert...but it is funny. Cause Samuel Jackson ALWAYS acts like this.)
Suprisingly, I didn't dream about snakes last night. Although SM is doing Jake the Snake on me! (From Two and a Half Men.)