Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fun or Fear?

Some of you may remember our adventure last summer with Sammy. Well, yesterday, Mom was outside with the little bipeds who were having fun on the playset. Mom was upset because she was seeing lots of great photo ops but her camera's battery was dead. She left the little ones with their Mom supervising and headed inside to set the battery on its charger. As she came back outside, she noticed that Thunder Dunder was having a lot of fun flipping something up in the air. She thought it was one of these banana-peel thingies that fall out of the trees.

BUT then the kidlets' Mom screamed, "Mom, he has a snake!!!" Sure enough, TD had found a mini-version of last year's Sammy - maybe an offspring? Mom told TD to "leave it" and amazingly enough, he did. Mom is petrified of snakes but was more worried about TD getting bit. So she used her foot (they are big - size 10 1/2) to kick it out by the edge of the fence. Then she thought to herself -"I need a pic of this". So she raced inside to grab the camera and replace the battery, hoping all the while that it had enough juice to snag a pic or two. Meanwhile the other big biped kept an eye on TD and the kidlets. At the same time, Mom grabbed a broom.

Here is a pic of the slithering hisser.

And of course, here is Mr. Curiosity himself, thinking maybe there was time for some more fun before Mom got to his new friend.

By this time, Mom had gone outside the fence with her broom. She let the snake slither around the handle and tossed him repeatedly until he was close to the storm drain. Then she pushed him down the drain. Who knows where we will find him next?

And all Mom kept saying was, "Stupid camera, that would have made a fantastic video!"

Woos, the OP Pack


DogzRock! said...

OMD u must have been so scared,poor thunder!!!
U won an award on my blog swing by to collect it soon!!!

ocmist said...

Goodness... Hope it wasn't the poisonous kind! We have Western Diamondbacks around here, and it scares me to death with I hear the dogs doing their "Alert" bark... sort of a hysterical sound!

The last time they found one and had it "pinned" down, they were jumping back and forth at it... They move fast, but I was afraid that if they ran into each other as they milled around, they might get bumped into it. We had a definite "discussion" after we had killed it, showing it to them with VERY stern "No's," etc. Hope it works for the next time!!!

I have no problem with the non-poisonous variety as they keep the mice down. Linda (OC's Mom)

PS Came over to take a peek from Travis' Blog...

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my lord, I guess it wasn't a poisonous snake....well I hope not...eeeeek. We have some pretty bad snakes here in Oz.


The Army of Four said...

Mom's got a major case of the heebie jeebies now. Ha wooo! Way to go TD!!!

Suzuki said...

OMDog Thunder! You must be furry brave!
Big licks to you

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

OMdoG...My Mom is like all - Ewwwww...She HATES snakes...Even more than bugs...

I'm glad you got him out of your yard...

We have alot of squirrels in our yard...Snakes - Not so much...

Abby xxxooo

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Way to go TD!

It is so much fun when we get their hearts pumping like that!

Next time give her a heads up so she khan have the khamera ready!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Thunder! How could you touch a snake! Don't you know my mom is coming to visit? She might not touch you if you have been touching snakes. She's a big baby when it comes to them. That's one reason she likes living here. No snakes on this side of the mountains. Your mom is very brave for kicking the snake. Our mom would have run screaming to the house and locked herself inside.


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

We agree that batteries present a serious barrer to our artistic achievements. #1 has been heard to use very bad language when the P(&*UJ thing runs out of juice at just the wrong moment!

Scary snake!

Tom and Tama-Chan

misskyliem said...

WOOF! I think Mom would freak out! She hates it when I try to play with spiders! BOL


Rambo said...


Pee ess. That wasn't me screaming. That was my personal assistant and she is having a hard time looking at the snake. She absolutely hates snakes. Oh well. Looks like fun to me.

Cyber-sibes said...

Major cool!!!!
We would have loved playing with the snake. Of course, mom would be freaking out. Not that she doesn't like snakes, (she does), but she would be worried about us getting bit OR hurting the poor little snake. We haven't seen any snakes around here, maybe woo could send one to us?

woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Joe Stains said...

COOL! Mom had pet snakes before she got us, we are far superior of course, but I would LOVE to play with a snake.

Mason Dixie said...

Oh my oh my a snake!! I am so glad you did not get bit. Your mom would have had to suck out the venom or whatever he would put into you. =)

Pugsley said...

My mom is kind of weird, she LIKES snakes!! We are sooo glad u didn't get bit tho. Snakes like to bite:(

Isn't it GREAT to play outside:)

Have a PAWSOME weekend!!

pughy said...

Oh crikey I am glad we dont have those here I would hate to meet one.
You did so well in the face of the enemy.

Hugs Ginger Jasper xx

Mark said...

Oh my so brave. I'd be a hundred miles from that snake.
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Painter Pack said...

OH NO!!! I is so glad the TD is not hurt! Or any of woo all. I wonder if the snake will go into the storm drain, get into some chemical, grow huge, and come back for revenge?

Mya Boo Boo
**Runs away**

Ludo van puppy said...

oh i has never seed one of those things afore. Is it a kind of monster? My mum say she not mind snakes, but we only have one kind that be poisonous here, but only a little.
~lickies, Ludo

Alasandra said...

Our Mom's foot is bigger (size 11). She found a snake under a rock when she was weeding the flower beds last year. We wishes we could work the flashy thing cause watching her levitate would have been funny so we knows how your Mom feels about the battery being run down. Our Mom has two sets of batteries for her camera so one always has juice. Thunder we thinks you should leave snakes alone they can hurt you. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

Joey said...

Ewww, an ugly, slithery, scary snake!!!! When we saw an iguana in the front bushes, my mom screamed and then she took a picture of it.

See ya!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Jan doesn't know one snake from another. She hates them all. But that looks like it would be fun for some of us. Did you say your mom threw him down the storm drain? What city was that in?

Tracey and Huffle said...

What an adventure! My mum says your mum was very brave.

Huffle Mawson

Andrea said...

Don't like snakes!! Even those little are much braver than I am !! :) Love the dog nose getting in for a closer smell. :)

Moco said...

Thunder is so luck that the snake did not do damage. Your mom was very brave.

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Woo snake, Brave Thunder! I grabbed one too once, but Mommy yelled at me so load I dropped it and it slithered away, it was a big one too!
-Kira The brave, also

Stella said...

Too bad you didn't find the snake yesterday, you could have added him to your GREEN collection! HAW!

I don't think it would take the snake too long to get out of the storm sewer, they are very slick about things like that.


Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
A snake?? OMD! Thankfully your mom got rid of it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

I think Thunder was very brave to protect everypup from the snake.

Princess Eva

P.S. Our Momma doesn't like them either and always screams for Dad when she sees one.

Mango said...

Eeeeee! I have never seen one of those in person, but it looks scary. Don't play with those things.


Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

ACK! Scary! Mom doesn't like snakes either. VERY glad Thunder left it when told! Good Boy!!!

Mochi and Mommy said...

SCARY!!! You are so brave! We don't have snakes here, but I did fight a centipede once. I won, but not before it grazed me with a stinger.