Sunday, June 29, 2008

This Critter Crashed a Bachelorette Party - Camera Critters


Two years ago, my sister, The Bug, had a bachelorette party that ended up being a little unusual.
We went out to her finance's family's land in the hill country to spend the weekend and have fun.
It was the Bug and I and a handful of her close friends.
We had a blast, drank alcohol, played charades, and then discovered a critter under the porch.
Can you tell what that is?


Oh, yes, joy of all joys, a group of girls discovered a diamond back rattle snake under the house.
We were in the middle of nowhere.
And totally freaked out.
And drinking mimosas.

Helped arrived and pulled out a fire exstinguisher,

which apparently freezes the snake...or in our case, just slows it down a little.


Slowed it down enough for us to behead it.

I wish I could show you the rest of the pictures (which include the bride-to-be, Bug, dancing around in a veil, cowboy boots, and holding a mimosa while also holding a dead snake) but I'd have to get my sister's permission first. Maybe if you guys ask her nicely...

If you want to join Camera Critters on Sunday, grab a camera,

take a picture of any animal and post it online.

You don't have to tell a story, and one picture will do just fine.

I'm just wordy and have to tell a story.


Camera Critters

31 comments:

American in Norway said...

See, Now I am thinking that might be a buzz kill.... but sounds like your sister really enjoyed it... Nothin like them Texas shindigs with a Little Diamond back thrown in...

Jennifer said...

wow. that is so incredable. :) i would have been trying to take pics of it too. you got some good ones!!

intersting to know that a fire exstinguisher will freeze them or slow them down at least. i never heard of that. :)

and to your sister...

please... please, PLEASE... let Rhea post the pictures of you. :) pretty please with sugar on top. :)

great job Rhea with the critter pictures. :)

xoxoxo

Steven and Aisha said...

So scary! I really get scared of snakes. It's good that you guys killed it. Glad the party went on!

Heather said...

Ewwwwww.... I'm doing the ewie dance right now.

ratmammy said...

oh my!!!! you are so brave to take those photos... we encountered a rattle snake once on a hike.. i ran the other way! (my husband however had to check him out!)

Shannon H. said...

*shiver* that is one scary snake!

Gretchen said...

Not a fan of snakes, but we always seem to run into them on our outings :(

Teena in Toronto said...

That would have freaked me out!

I played too :)

Kat said...

I want to see Bug in her veil with a snake! When I was little, we used to babysit for my swimming teacher. His baby? A diamond back rattlesnake. It stayed in a cage in our garage. And my mom always talks about going out there to do laundry and the rattle starting...

Misty Dawn said...

Holy cow... I'm covered in goosebumps now! I am not afraid of snakes at all, and actually think they are cool... but I do prefer to know where they are and would NOT like to be surprised by a venomous one!!! WOW - that is just crazy!

Great photos to go along with the story! Now... let's talk to your sis about that other photo ;-)

fishing guy said...

Rhea: Very nice picture of the snake. Now that is an unwanted guest at the party. Diamond Backs can be mean, at least they give you some warning. I don't like snakes. I say the only good snake is a dead one.

nonizamboni said...

Holy cow! What a big guy...snakes are the only critters I'm really afraid of, and being from out West rattlers are the worst.
Great CC!

WheresMyAngels said...

Well that picture makes my 4 year old feel better about our up and coming trip to Colorado. She now knows we can take off the head of a snake (I told her we could, she just didnt' believe me til this picture)

i beati said...

They sure do blend in don't they I had a smaller vesion on my door jab in February, but Texas ahs a lot of them . That's a bigee too. sk

tearese said...

awe, poor snake. Couldn't you put it in a bucket with a lid, and carry it far away and dump it? Thats what I would've done, even though I probably would've got bitten and died.

Mrs. R said...

We have rattlers here in So Cal too. I've seen a few in my time. We too use the shovel as the weapon of choice... or, a car to run it over... The fire extinguisher is a GREAT idea!

Carletta said...

OMG! I would have ran!
Those other photos sound intriguing! :)
Great shot.

B. Roan said...

This is one of those "only in Texas" kind of thangs. Tell Bug we would love to see the rest! Great series of shots.

Krystyn said...

Ok, ewwww!!

Gotta love the Texas snakes!

the mama bird diaries said...

I think I am going to die right now... just seeing the pictures. OH MY GOD. I friggin' hate snakes. Gosh, I even hate worms.

You are some brave bachelorette party girls!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

YIKES! That's definitely gonna liven things up!! WOW...

Thanks for dropping by my blog today..
Mountain Retreat

storyteller said...

Wow … THAT could have put a HUGE damper on the wedding party! Glad there was a happy ending. Everything goes better with mimosas ;--)
Thanks for dropping by BOTH of my Saturday Camera Critters posts at Small Reflections this weekend!
Hugs and blessings,

Angie said...

Yikes, I'm no fan of snakes either. Glad that little critter didn't ruin your party!

Indrani said...

Unwelcome guest, poor thing got beheaded.

├╝berburber said...

wow, I thought MY Camera Critters post was going to make people shudder. Yours takes the cake - I love it! You Texans have some cuh-RAY-zee Bachelorette parties and your sister sounds like a hoot!

Post the dancing w/ snake picture PLEASE? oh, please oh please oh please!

Jen said...

scary!

carrielt said...

Last summer we had a rattler on our farm. I was standing with the gun and my husband had the hoe. Everytime he'd swing at it he's say, "you S.O.B. I'll teach you to come on my land." I laughed so hard at him!

Maternal Mirth said...

Whoa!! Now *that* was a Texas party!

Giggle! said...

OMG you could have warned me! :-S Eeeeeek I don't care if it's dangerous or not, the poor, poor snake :-( *wipes tear* xx

Valarie said...

That would have so freaked me out. Add mimosa's into the mix and your talking total total freak out.

Jules said...

Okay, I So did not want to see this. Glad everyone was okay, though.