Rick's Snake Story

     Rick and I have been married for 34 years, and the first time I heard this story was a couple of days ago.  Huh, just when you think you know someone..... He started the story by saying, "Did I ever tell you why I so hate snakes?"  (...and when he finished I said, "oh, this is so going on my blog." :-)


My husband Rick.
Mighty Hunter...Salmon Slayer
Hates snakes.  :-)
       He said he was about 6 or 7 years old, and at his grandfathers house.  One of Grandpa's pigs had just had babies.  Without any adults with him he went in back to see the new piglets.  What he saw traumatized him for life.  ( If I dislike snakes, he  hates them :-).

     In the pigpen was this huge 7 ft long snake -- probably a pine snake.  It had just eaten a baby pig.  I mean just.  Rick said the baby pig was still wiggling around and screaming -- inside the snake!   The snake was trying to get away, but because the piglet was so big, it could not get back through the fence.  Needless to say, the adults took care of that situation.............

     Now I know that when Rick says he hates snakes, he really means, uhh.....uhh *whisper* that he's afraid of them. (DO NOT tell him I said that :-)

.....dr momi



Carpe Diem said...

I don't mind snake. We have a number of garter snakes here on the acreage, but nothing that big (thank goodness!) I can certainly see how that sight would traumatize a kid (or adult too!)

TexWisGirl said...

oh dear. that would scar me for life too. poor little piglet!!!