Snakey in the closet with diamonds.

He read that in order to kill germs on your sheets, you must have the hot water around 140F.  He decided to raise the temperature on the hot water heater.  The hot water heater is right outside the door, in a locked closet.  We don’t open the door very often. 

He opened to door and saw something on the floor.  It was coiled up and not moving, it was asleep.  He closed the door.

“There is a snake in the water heater closet outside.  Go tell the office.”      So I go over to the office.  Now the girl at the office is kind of a bitch.  She always acts all snooty.  I go in there and say “There is a rattle snake in the closet where the water heater is.”  I didn’t know if they knew what to do about it.  She just looked at me and said “Call the police.” 

She didn’t say “Really, well be careful, they are dangerous, how big is it, is everyone OK”……No she said “Well you better call 911”.  She didn’t really care.  I then walked home and hubby had the door open and he took a broom and pulled out the snake.  He had it pinned under the broom.  I am all scared.  It was a young Western Diamondback Rattle Snake.  It was all sticking it’s head up in the air and kept striking the broom and biting at it, over and over. 

“Run to the garage and get something to hit it with.”       I go to the garage and I could only find a rake.  When I came back he said “A rake, that is no good.”  He killed it with the broom.  I didn’t want that rattlesnake hanging around my front door.  My son leaves for the school bus from that door.  We looked it up on the internet.  There are a lot of different kinds of rattlesnakes.  They are all venomous. 

It scared me just looking at pictures of them on the internet. 

Author: Connie T

I love to make videos, cooking ones and legos ones. I like to draw and paint and make crafts and read blogs. I have a Nikon D80. I also use my new Canon Rebel. I don't really notice not much difference in pictures between the Nikon D80 but I bought for the video use. You can not use Nikon to make a video, it is not on the camera.

7 thoughts on “Snakey in the closet with diamonds.”

  1. Whoa! I can’t believe the office didn’t help. How rude!

    I grew up in snake country and ya just never know where one will turn up. I’m sure that ol’ snake loved curling up by that nice warm hot water heater!

    Your husband is very brave!! 🙂


  2. Um, is that pic of the snake that was in the water closet? If so, WOW!! BIG one!

    Your office building lady needs to pull her head out. She should have had the maintenance staff come over and get rid of it. And check for how it got in, etc… Plugging up the hole, and all that!!

    Glad no one was hurt!



  3. I dont think that I would have been that calm! I think I probably would have screamed and woke him up…

    …when we lived in Italy (one of my uncles lived in the mountains, they had to check the house before going in every day).

    My mum says that on the roads when going up the mountains that there were signs saying something like “if you go any further – it will take longer to get to hospital for the anti-venom than it will for the snake bite to kill you”


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