Sunday, August 17, 2008

Snake!-TDA's Rogers to the Rescue

It was a hot summer afternoon in the Great Northwest and we had all the windows and doors open. Suddenly LuAnn burst into my studio screaming that a deadly Northwest Timber Viper was under the dining room table. By the time I geared up, it had taken refuge under the sideboard.
I don't like to toot my own horn, but I gotta tell ya, this was one of my more amazing acts of courage. video

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Anonymous sam grey said...

I love the way the dachshund runs out after you, ready to party. Dachshunds are always ready to party. Did he/she recover fully from the surgery a few years back?

9:48 AM  
Anonymous sam grey said...

P.S. I think there may have been Pied Piper solution to the snake problem, with "snakes" substitute for "rats" and "accordion" substitute for "pipe." That would have been an interesting video, to see you lead the snake out of the house, mesmerized by song. Well, maybe next time.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Sam, yes Oscar is pretty hilarious. I wanted to turn him and the cats on the snake, but LuAnn wouldn't hear of it. She wanted it in the garden. The Pied Piper/Accordion bit would have been great! Next time....and there will be a next time.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute... could this be fodder for a new song? :-)

*Bill in Milwaukee

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

long-handled tongs at the ready 24/7 my friend...get set-up. once you've captured you can still maintain total control over the creeper.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I've got the tongs, and considered using them, but you really don't want to get within 3' feet of a NW Timber viper. They'll swing around and sink into your wrist before you can say "Snakes Alive!" Next time, I'm sending in the cats.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Ranger Nancy said...

As a park ranger who used to work in the Northwest- this piqued my interest..."Northwest Timber Viper"? I googled it and low and behold but "Snake! TDA Rogers to the Rescue" was first on the list! Hmmmm-does this sound "snakey" to you?

P.S. Thanks for not killing it- snakes are great for the environment.

8:50 PM  

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