Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I Grabbed That Snake By Its Head ...

I Grabbed That Snake By Its Head ...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny

I love snakes.  They fascinate me.  Their colors are beautiful.  They amaze me!  I become mesmerized when watching snakes.  Why?  I have no idea.

As a young girl, I would run to pick up a snake when I saw one.  I just wanted to hold, look at them.  I always had respect for snakes.  I never wanted to hurt one.

Once I almost picked up a beautiful copperhead snake.  Someone knocked me to the side when they saw what I was about to do.  I became upset until they told me why they did that.  The snake has such beautiful markings on its skin.

One day, I saw a very long, black ... shiny snake.  I ran, grabbed it by the head.  I picked it up and was admiring it.  Before I knew what happened ... the snake turned its head somehow ... bit me, leaving one of its fangs in my finger!

I went into shock ... knowing I'd been bitten.  I was numb ... I couldn't believe it.  I dropped it like a hot cake.

I went to sit down.  I was into such a shock of 'having finally been bitten'.  I didn't think the snake was poisonous.  Later I found out it wasn't.  It was just the pain in my finger, and the shock of being bitten that numbed me.  Not only that ... seeing the fang in my finger!  I pulled it out.

That ended my 'career' of picking up snakes.  I never had the nerve to do it again.  I learned that lesson quickly!  I still love to watch snakes ... I don't ever have the desire to grab a snake by its head ... ever again.

Note by Author:

Photo/true story owned ... written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

Didn't matter if the snake was poisonous or not ... just the idea of being 'bitten by a snake' ... put me into a state of shock.

1 comment:

  1. You were braver than I was!!! I never would have picked up a snake! A snake got in my house once and I was scared to death! I got my baby and ran out the door! Love, Ms. Nancy