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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

We Came Back


Hubbard Creek Reservoir
Breckenridge, Texas

Once the weekend passed we returned to the lake.  It is really a nice facility with shade trees, birds singing, a cool breeze blowing in off the lake and nice swimming temperature water.
It is just a shame the local yahoo youth abuse and trash the place.
I'll say no more.


We stayed for the week and then left again, for good, before the next weekend arrived.
It is beginning to get too warm and we need to move on to higher elevations for the summer.


Beans liked it here. She even had an orange tabby come around each evening to visit her.
The cat looked healthy so he must be doing well living off the land here.


Later on our last evening I went out to leave some food for Bean's boyfriend.
See what I saw?!


This baby rattlesnake was right where Beans walks whenever she went out.  Thank goodness she wasn't wanting to go out just then.  This really unnerved me for I had been traipsing all around this place wearing shorts and flip flops, not to mention Beans bounding about in the grasses chasing bugs.  Most people would have killed the snake but I couldn't bring myself to do so.  I relocated it far away.  Perhaps I should have killed it.  Would you?  This is his home.  We are just visitors.



13 comments:

  1. It's too bad that the local yobbos think that trashing the campground is fun. They should all be drafted into the army! The baby rattlesnake is quite beautiful. I think you did the right thing moving him (her?) away from your campsite. Is a baby snake as deadly as a fully grown one?

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    1. Yes, baby or very young rattlesnakes are more deadly in the fact that their venom is highly concentrated. And I agree. I say a mandatory two year enlistment into the armed forces right out of high school should be implemented. The military will take care of all the failings their parents did in their upbringing.

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  2. It is a wonderful place to spend sometime. Cat looks healthy.
    You are so brave to move the snake far:)

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  3. Don't kill the snakes. They eat vermin.

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  4. Of course not. No need to kill it while it wasn't posing any threat. Good lesson tho about being more aware of footwear choices.

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  5. You did the right thing. I'm terrified of snakes but I wouldn't kill one unless my life depended on it, they just want to be left alone to enjoy a quiet life.

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  6. It is said that he who kills a rattlesnake shall have mice in their underwear.

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  7. Curious just how you moved it safely.

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    1. I have these grabber tongs I use to pick up trash with. About 30 inches long. Put him in a bucket and we went for a walk.

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  8. So cute a baby rattle snake, no you did the right thing relocating it, that is what I would have done

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  9. John, you're too kind! That snake would have been history if I'd found it. I know, I know...not PC. Just mark my report card "doesn't play well with venomous reptiles." Totally agree with mandatory military experience after high school if the little JDs haven't got a plan in place. After teaching Junior High I became convinced that work camps for 8th graders would do most students more good than public schooling!

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