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Really sad all the news

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Just watching CNN and all the rioting and property damage. It's such a shame that people don't just demonstrate without all the destruction. None of us were there and don't know what really happened. My thoughts and prayers go out for Michael Brown's family as well as the Wilson and the Ferguson community.

On another note it is a bit chilly here in Ajijic but I do see the sun. Will get out and walk the doggies and then go get hair highlights and trimmed. Oh and I go and get the perm crown on today. So busy day for me.
And the cohetes (fireworks) continue. I woke up to the really early ones and layered on another set of wax earplugs. It helped a little and I did go back to sleep for a little bit. Definitely a crazy noisy time here. Now that I have the dogs inside since I don't have kitties they don't feel compelled to bark at every single cohete that goes off.

Hope you all have a terrific day.
Sallie



  
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LINDA! 11/25/2014 11:44PM

    Hope that the dentist treated you with less pain. I agree that there is a lot of sad news.

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JANIEWWJD 11/25/2014 11:39PM

    It really is insane what people are doing in Ferguson. They need to have a little more respect! It's very chilly here in South Texas too, but I love it!

I got my hair trimmed today and I am ready for Thanksgiving. All I need to do is make the yams on Thanksgiving morning. Here's wishing you and hubby a blessed Thanksgiving. Stay safe and may God bless you!

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_LINDA 11/25/2014 10:58PM

    Yes the news of this was sad. Its probably just a bunch of criminals taking advantage of the public mood and starting it so they can steal in a crowd and get away with it.
Wow, those fireworks must be loud if you can still hear them with ear plugs!
Hope its over soon!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/25/2014 9:09PM

    Have fun at the beauty salon! I bet you're going to look absolutely gorgeous as usual!
Hugs and love,
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WENDYSPARKS 11/25/2014 1:12PM

    Have good day....yes the news is sad..... emoticon

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LIS193 11/25/2014 10:32AM

    Enjoy your walk and good luck at the dentist!

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KLONG8 11/25/2014 10:15AM

    Seems like you have this as much under control as possible! Enjoy your walk...and your highlights!

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NASFKAB 11/25/2014 9:49AM

  all the best

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NASFKAB 11/25/2014 9:49AM

  all the best

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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2014 9:48AM

    Yes, I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion, and we cannot pass judgment as we weren't there, but expressing an opinion doesn't mean destroying and hurting!

Ah, the perm crown . . . that's the easy peasy part! Good luck.

Fireworks . . . that would drive me mad!

HUGS and have a terrific Tuesday!

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good football weekend.

Monday, November 24, 2014

As I said in another blog....last week end all three of our football teams lost. My DH even said he wasn't going to watch the Washington Huskies anymore as it was too upsetting. But what a difference a week makes as all three teams, the Eagles, Seahawks and Huskies won this week end. We actually were even cheering for the Giants and Eli.....(what??) as then it would give our teams a better standing. But they lost.

Today we are headed off to Costcos to get things for Thanksgiving. We will buy the turkey and have it defrost at our house and then take it to the home where FIL lives and the cook there will cook it and I will take all the side dishes. There should be about 15 of us there. It will be nice to spread cheer to all the old folks. I bought a meat thermometer for cook and yesterday took out my roasting pan and we talked about how to bake the turkey. Mexicans don't roast turkeys much. I think they are too expensive. So I tried in my "Spanglish" to explain how you have to be careful with the turkey and cook it long enough and explained how to use the thermometer and also talked about how to use orange, onion and rosemary inside instead of stuffing it so it will cook faster. I will make the stuffing as a side dish. So will all my instructions hopefully it will be handled right and we all won't get sick. LOL
We are also going to buy the pies today and I hope they will be fine for Thrusday. I think they will be if we keep them in the fridge. Thoughts???

Hope you all have a terrific Monday and a great week.
Sallie

  
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APPY-LAURIE 11/25/2014 11:27AM

    I have yet another crown to look forward to. I will probably wait and make it an emergency crown!! lol

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JANIEWWJD 11/25/2014 12:40AM

    Congratulations on all your teams winning yesterday!!! My team won too. The Cowboys beat the Giants in an awesome game. Remember, I'm from Texas!!! LOL!!! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your FIL and all the people there. God bless you and have a great day tomorrow!!!
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_LINDA 11/24/2014 10:28PM

    Love Costco and yes agree the pies will last that long, we have certainly kept them that long. What a wonderful idea to have the cook at the home prepare the turkey, that way the residents can enjoy the aroma. Glad all of your teams won!

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PEGGYO 11/24/2014 10:18PM

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MJREIMERS 11/24/2014 9:17PM

    I love Thanksgiving. The Eagles will be playing so hopefully, it will be a "great" Thanksgiving with a win. (Unfortunately, our Huskers lost again!)

I love Costco, but not all of the prep. I had to do it all last year, so I'm glad that the hubby will do prep work while I'm running a 10K.

My husband says that the pies should be good for 5 days, so you should be good for Thanksgiving. He's a grocery manager so I trust his judgement. emoticon

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/24/2014 2:43PM

    That is so sweet of you buying all the Thanksgiving fixings and having Thanksgiving where your FIL lives! The pies will definitely keep in the refrigerator until Thanksgiving! Costco pumpkin pies are the best! I hope you have a wonderful Monday!
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It is fantastic all your teams won this weekend! Woo hoo!

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KLONG8 11/24/2014 2:12PM

    I feel your spirit. I'm heading to the store as well. We have 9 people coming, my DIL loves to back pies so that's done. A friend will bring a veggie, another the appetizer (don't need much otherwise you'll overeat BEFORE the meal - rookie mistake). Enjoy the preparations, Sallie and have a great Thanksgiving week in Mexico.

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APPY-LAURIE 11/24/2014 1:35PM

    A long time ago a friend of mine went to Mexico for Thanksgiving. She said they had live turkeys on tethers in the lobby of the hotel. Yikes! They thought that Americans would like that.

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BUTEAFULL 11/24/2014 11:57AM

    you are very organized what could possibly go wrong? Happy Thanksgiving (I hope FIL has a good appetite).
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NEW-CAZ 11/24/2014 11:09AM

    have a great time Sallie

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1CRAZYDOG 11/24/2014 11:01AM

    Assuming you're getting the pies from Costco, yes, they'll keep in the fridge. No problem.



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LIS193 11/24/2014 10:53AM

    Have fun on your trip to Costco - I know that's a big deal in Mexico LOL
Ours is in Hermosillo (90 miles away) but we do have a small Sams in Guaymas (20 miles away) Our local shops have most of what we need, so no biggie and Thanksgiving is not a holiday for us, just anther day in paradise to be thankful for!
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NASFKAB 11/24/2014 10:27AM

  have a great time

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MSLZZY 11/24/2014 10:04AM

    You are planning ahead and I think the cook will understand. Pies will keep in the refrigerator until Thursday so you should be set.

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What to say in Spanish for Christening card???

Friday, November 21, 2014

So I always make my own greeting cards. Makes them more personal. I do have to giggle though as I try and make one for someone Mexican. Today we are invited to our maid's son's baptism. So I made a card with a baby on the front and some religious things. But what to say on the inside is a challenge. Anyone out there fluent in Spanish? I know how to say Much congratulations. But then not much after that. But that with the money should be fine.

So we will go for a bit but then we are meeting friends for dinner at our favorite steak place. I know for those of you who follow me you have seen many photos of the great meal we get at such a reasonable price. I am really looking forward to it. I will be sure to only have a light snack for lunch so that I am ready for such a yummy meal.

Anyone out there watch Sons of Anarchy? If so do you know if the last show was the final one? Kind of left us all hanging.

Hope you all have a terrific Friday and a wonderful week end.
Sallie

  
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WHITEANGEL4 11/22/2014 11:35PM

    Cannot helpp you with thw spanish, but I am sure they wil appreciate your efforts

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LIS193 11/22/2014 10:22AM

    That's a tough one.. hope you find the right words!

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JANIEWWJD 11/21/2014 11:47PM

    On facebook I suggested the following: " Con mucho amor!!! Que Dios te bendiga hoy y siempre!!!" Translation: " With much love!!! May God bless you now and always!!!" I hope you can use that Sallie. Post a picture of the card. Have a terrific time at the Christening and God bless you!!!
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DJ4HEALTH 11/21/2014 11:41PM

    Hope that you find someone that can help you with that.

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NASFKAB 11/21/2014 11:27PM

  Felizades not too sure my Spanish is very poor now we lived in Madrid from January 68 to July 70 & hardly spoke the language later

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MSLZZY 11/21/2014 10:56PM

    Not a clue. Hope you thought of something nice.

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SIRIUS2014 11/21/2014 10:25PM

    Hope you had a wonderful day!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 11/21/2014 3:33PM

    good luck with that, I speaka no spanish!

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NEW-CAZ 11/21/2014 3:05PM

    GO to Google for idea Sallie!
Eg, Christening Greetings in Spanish!


Amazing what comes up!


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JANTHEBLONDE 11/21/2014 2:36PM

    If you're wondering how to translate English to Spanish just Google it! The computer is amazing it will tell you everything!
I hope you have a wonderful dinner out with your friends tonight! Have fun!
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1CRAZYDOG 11/21/2014 2:29PM

    Have a good time @ dinner.

Have you tried entering a phrase in English to translate into Spanish? Lots of sites will do that.

Good luck!

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2BDYNAMIC 11/21/2014 2:08PM

    I am wondering if the family speaks some English?
(I work around a number of Hispanic people) and most can speak a few words .... here's a thought:
"May today be a wonderful and joyous day for (Baby name) ....
or "May the Lord Jesus bless your precious baby (name) .....
Sorry my Espanol' is flimsy.
(I tried googling but maybe you will do better)

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Watching Good Morning America

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wow, lots of snow up north. Brrr. Will be packing warm clothes to go to Pennsylvania! Snowing where you are?

Today, here though plenty of sunshine. Woo hoo.

Got my pneumonia shot yesterday. I had the option of a 5 year shot or lifetime shot. Decided to do the lifetime and just get it over with. I am not a baby but it sure stung a bit and my arm still hurts today. But otherwise feeling fine. Will get out and walk those doggies. The only other vaccine I will get will be the shingles but I am going to wait until we come back in January for that one.

Nothing much else to report today.
Have a terrific Wednesday!
Sallie

  
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MSLZZY 11/20/2014 9:28PM

    Just a few inches of snow last week but very cold. Waiting for the weekend and maybe seeing the temps above freezing.

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LIS193 11/20/2014 11:23AM

    Christmas with the grandkids will be fun, the weather.. not so much :(

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123ELAINE456 11/20/2014 3:41AM

  No. Thanks. I'm Safe.

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JANIEWWJD 11/20/2014 12:25AM

    I need to get my shingles shot too. Maybe next week. The weather has kind of quieted down here in South Texas. We're in for bad weather again on Saturday. It's funny cause you never know how to dress from one day to the other. Oh well, such is life. Enjoy your walk with the doggies and God bless you!!!!
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WHITEANGEL4 11/19/2014 9:34PM

    Cold here in NE Florida but we are suppose to be in the high 70s and 80s this weekend. The extreme temperatures will be ushering in more storms

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ROCKYCPA 11/19/2014 5:54PM

    On vacation in Hilton Head - cold enough for snow but none thankfully!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/19/2014 4:49PM

    Cold, tiny amt. of snow. No 5 ft., that's for sure. Couldn't imagine!

Good for you for getting your pneumonia shot. That soreness will go away.

HUGS

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PK2H2000 11/19/2014 2:18PM

    Its coming...Pure Michigan! emoticon

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GUNNSGIRL91303 11/19/2014 2:05PM

    No snow here THANK GOD but cold. At least no rain. We are still cleaning up the mes from last week's windstorm.

Glad you got the lifetime shot Sallie!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/19/2014 11:56AM

    That's a great idea you packing warm clothes when you go to Pennsylvania! I think you're going to freeze your little tush off! So glad you got your flu shot and your pneumonia shot! I hope your day is full of lots of sunshine!
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KLONG8 11/19/2014 11:17AM

    One down, one to go. A friend of mine dealt with shingles once and said it was the worst thing ever so I went in for my shingles vaccine. They aren't sure how long it lasts and it's expensive but you sure don't want shingles. But its nice to know you've protected yourself...

Enjoy your sunshine. It's just starting to warm up a little here.

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NASFKAB 11/19/2014 10:56AM

  great getting the vaccine

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UMBILICAL 11/19/2014 10:28AM

  Yes, thanks!

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NEW-CAZ 11/19/2014 10:20AM

    well done for getting the injection done- never need it again, time saved visiting the clinic!

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Baby Rattlesnake

Tuesday, November 18, 2014



So my DH discovered this little (dead) guy in the street below our home. I guess the big rattlesnake I came upon must have had babies. I went on line and read that they have about 20 in the fall and the baby are born with poison right away although not as much venom as adults. And they don't have their rattle right away. I was looking close at this one for it's rattle but just a hard space where it will grow. I love nature and kinda wished this wasn't dead. But for sure we know after living here 9 years and never seeing one that they are indeed here!

chilly here this morning I type as I sit with the heating pad on my lap.
Hope you all have a terrific day.
Sallie

  
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DJ4HEALTH 11/19/2014 10:42PM

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SHARJOPAUL 11/19/2014 4:07PM

    Yikes!!
I know snakes are an important part of our ecosystem, they eat a lot of small rodents and things, but they still give me the creeps.

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JANET552 11/19/2014 5:39AM

    Interesting info on the baby snakes. I would not want to be around a rattlesnake, baby or not. Up north here, we see snakes in the summer but mostly just grass snakes and pine snakes.

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 11/19/2014 4:40AM

   

We have snakes here in Australia, I swear they're all poisonous!!. I live on a creek where the tiger snakes are abundant. I've been seeing tigers for the last month, not sure if it's the same fella but if it is, he gets around.

There are extremely poisonous but thankfully shy and will nearly always run away when the spot you. It's not to say I keep well enough away from them and have to keep the grass down low so I can spot them.

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GOANNA2 11/19/2014 1:20AM

    Glad it was dead. I hope there are no
More around. It is stifling hot and we
just got a bucketful of rain and it is
Lovely and cool.

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JANIEWWJD 11/18/2014 10:24PM

    Yikes, rattle snakes can be dangerous!!! I know, we live in South Texas. Be careful!!! It's a bit chilly here too. This weather is so crazy. The weather man is saying that by Sunday it will 85 degrees. It's hard to know what to wear day to day!!! LOL!!! Have a great day tomorrow and stay positive!!!
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Wow, it'll be Thanksgiving soon!!!!

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WHITEANGEL4 11/18/2014 9:55PM

    I fel for al creatures and hate to see this one dead. I know we need to respect them but there are really very few human rattlesnake bites even in heavily populated areas

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GUNNSGIRL91303 11/18/2014 8:43PM

    Nice pic, sorry the little critter is dead. But in truth, I'd rather come across a dead rattlesnake than a live one.

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MYAKAYAH 11/18/2014 6:54PM

    Its pretty cold across the country but I have had the heat on low where I live for a few days because the air feels frigid and its in the 30's at night! The heating pad is a fine idea for certain body parts! I use it on my knee when necessary~

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/18/2014 4:31PM

    Oh my gosh! I would totally freaked out if I saw a rattlesnake.. even if it's dead! I don't like snakes! I'm sitting with the heating pad on my lap too! LOL Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
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KRISZTA11 11/18/2014 3:01PM

    A beautiful little creature, it is funny they have no rattles...
I hope the other 19 or so will not turn up around your home but vanish in the woods.
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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 11/18/2014 2:05PM

    Snakes are fine in their place. They are part of the ecosystem. Don't want them up around the house though. We don't have many rattlers where I live but have cotton mouth( water moccasins) and copperheads instead. They give no warning are rather aggressive. Have to watch for them.

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GERIKRAGH 11/18/2014 1:08PM

    I don't like rattle snakes!

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ISLAMOM 11/18/2014 11:15AM

    wow! I love nature and snakes, but not rattle snakes....so the question is where are the brothers and sisters and the mama? LOL

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LIS193 11/18/2014 11:06AM

    Our temps are dropping too - put an extra blanket on my side of the bed last night.

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NEW-CAZ 11/18/2014 10:46AM

    I love snakes, what a shame

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KLONG8 11/18/2014 10:32AM

    VERY mixed feelings about snakes. Don't like to be surprised by them (JIMA64 - I would have had a heart attack) and am always concerned if I don't know if they are poisonous or not. But feel like you, Sallie....kind of wish the little guy wasn't dead. But again....a vet tech friend said that we get too many dogs bitten on the face from the rattlers around here. The happy dogs go to investigate, nose twitching, and run right into serious trouble.

Stay warm. The front we've been battling has passed, we're starting to warm up and I know that front is still creating issues farther South!


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PEGGYO 11/18/2014 10:05AM

    chilly here in Florida too it was 52 when we were out walking this morning

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1CRAZYDOG 11/18/2014 10:02AM

    Well, sorry Rattle snake, glad it's not alive! Do not like snakes! LOL
Stay warm.

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NASFKAB 11/18/2014 9:43AM

  interesting

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JIMA64 11/18/2014 9:37AM

    I found the smaller pygmy rattler in my yard coiled up and ready to strike at my hand. Scared the heck out of me. Have had snakes fall out of my shrubbery I was trimming onto my feet. Big snake at that.

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 11/18/2014 9:36AM

    Interesting! Always liked hiking in the woods and seeing all of nature. Not fond of snakes

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