Friday, June 14, 2013
We normally have a man who mows our yard but he is on vacation this week so I decided I could do it since we still have our little neutron mower. I did just fine, but while I was mowing yesterday evening, I was pretty sure I saw a snake slither off over our hill. I never saw any more of it so didn't give it any more thought. Tonight I found out that I should have been more concerned!!
Not long after I finished mowing, a friend walked by on the street with his shih-Tzu, Izzie. As they passed the block wall on our hillside a snake attacked Izzie. Ken didn't realize it had actually bit her until later that evening when he found a welt on her neck. He looked it up and decided it was a corn snake which was not poisonous but it sure did cause her a lot of pain. She was restless all night and they said her throat also was swollen. They got her into the vet this morning and a lot of bloodwork was done. She is doing much better this evening and vet says she will be fine but now she is afraid to go out in the grass.
We are going to have to be really careful now in our side yard if this snake is still there as it could attack us or Abbie. Hopefully we can eradicate it if we do encounter it. I would not bother it if it was not aggressive as they are good to keep the mice and other little critters away but do not want to constantly be worried about it. We had one out there a couple of years ago that didn't run away, just kept coming at us so.....you know what happened to it!
I am thankful Izzie will be ok and that Abbie didn't go out there while I was mowing. I have lots of trimming I do in that area so now I am going to have to be extra careful when I do that!
Ahhh, the joys of living in Florida.