Shivering Snakes….tomato tomahto

 Maggie’s pawsability thought for the day:
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightening and a lightening bug.”

baby rattlesnake

  The song that comes to mind is Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off by George and Ira Gershwin. Shivering snakes…tomato tomahto; a snake crossed our path. Maggie and I paused out of range to let this creature cross our path. iPhone intact; I took some photos. In hindsight, maybe not the brightest idea of mine since I thought it was a harmless garden snake.

What do I know?

Lightening or lightening bug? It took a suggested text from my offspring “might be a rattlesnake.” Holy lightening! My favorite mentor Google to the rescue. Jumpin’ jehosafats! It is was a baby rattlesnake. Although a baby rattlenake, I’ve since learned baby rattlesnakes do bite, they do have venom from birth (uncontrolled amount of venom), and they don’t have the usual warning rattle sound like the adults. DANGER DANGER. I say to Maggie; let’s call the whole thing off!

coiled baby rattlesnake

*No creature was harmed from taking these photos. iPhone zoom setting used.

Maggie and Me

9 comments to Shivering Snakes….tomato tomahto

  • Vicki  says:

    always listen to the stomach alarm :) glad that you and Maggie were not bitten.

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    My stomach alarm was off! I was too “into taking the shot”, but my daughter’s alarm across the miles was working. :)

  • Cherokee Billie  says:

    My mother was bitten by a baby rattlesnake and the doctors said sometimes they can be more poisonous. We were out in the wilderness when this happened and this was back in the late fifties. She was a natural doctor and at the time she took a knife and opened up the bite and sucked the poison out and then poured perfume over it. The next day she saw the doctor and he was impressed with what she had done. Just thought I would share that with you.

    Many blessings,
    Cherokee Billie

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    Thanks for sharing this info! I found out baby rattlesnakes are dangerous from BIRTH! They will bite continually with unlimited venom! Yikes!

  • Animalcouriers  says:

    Yes, they say that baby snakes and snakes in Spring are the most dangerous. Spring ones because they’ve had the winter hibernation to produce new venom and its potency goes down throughout the waking season. Take care out there and always make loads of noise – they’re just as scared of you as you are of them 😉

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    One is never to old to learn something new! :) Thanks!

  • Bartamus  says:

    hey sis
    better 2 error on the side of caution with any snake…lol glad no harm came 2 either u,maggie or the snake!..but do tread lightly my dear..and keep a weary eye on where u r going while walking …lol
    Love u both !! ur brother

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    We love you “Bartamus”! :) :)

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