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Re: Now I know it's spring


I'm always near a shovel to do an "Anne Boleyn" on copperheads.



On 3/13/06, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> Good Lord! I am not going to ask if that is why she
> was number one....and had to be replaced...
>
> I don't think I could live somewhere that I would have
> to watch my back - so to speak - for natures critters
> that could harm me. Lord knows I wouldn't last a month
> with my tunnel vision when doing something....
>
> Donna
>
> --- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> > Scary. Reminds me of the time wife number one
> > thought a sunning
> > copperhead was our red-rubber garden hose and
> > reached down to pick it
> > up!
> >
> > On Mar 13, 2006, at 6:52 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> >
> > > Saturday my granddaughter and I were walking the
> > dogs in a grassy area
> > > when, much to my horror, I spotted a copper head
> > about 2-1/2 feet long
> > > just lying there having a sun bath.  I quickly
> > called my older dog,
> > > who was not on a leash, and pulled Otis away.  He,
> > of course, was very
> > > disappointed to have missed whatever it was that
> > got me so animated.
> > > The snake didn't even notice us, and I'm sure he
> > wouldn't have cared
> > > if he did.  They are pretty lethargic this time of
> > the year.  Just
> > > made me realize I need to be extra careful when
> > handling pots at the
> > > nursery.
> > > zem
> > > zone 7
> > > West TN
> > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"
> > > <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > > To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 12:40 PM
> > > Subject: [CHAT] Now I know it's spring
> > >
> > >
> > >> I've always relied on the mockingbirds to tell me
> > when spring is
> > >> really here. I was in the parking lot at the bank
> > today--trying to
> > >> find the end of my seat-belt so I could buckle it
> > and avoid going to
> > >> prison for an indeterminate sentence--when I
> > heard this terrible
> > >> ruckus. I looked up to see a feisty mockingbird
> > kicking the crap out
> > >> of a crow in mid-air. The crow was about ten
> > times the size of the
> > >> mockingbird. It was a classic battle, like a
> > Saracen on his Arabian
> > >> pony attacking a crusader on his plough horse.
> > Yep, spring's here for
> > >> certain.
> > >>
> > >> Island Jim
> > >> Southwest Florida
> > >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > >> Hardiness Zone 10
> > >> Heat Zone 10
> > >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> > >>
> > >>
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> > Southwest Florida
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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