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.