S is for something because if I put spiders or snakes in the subject line, maybe you wouldn’t have clicked to read my post. :).
Spiders love me. They are always snacking on me. Even a brown recluse got in on the Suz buffet back in 2011. It caused a totally disgusting hole to open up on me, hanging flesh, the whole nine yards. But, aside from having a pretty high fever and being sick as a dog for a month, we were able to take care of it without a hospital stay. Had I gone to the hospital available to me at the time, I probably would have died. It was a “you can check in, but you won’t check out alive” hospital. They went bankrupt this past November. Thank goodness that death machine is out of business!
Snakes are just a part of everyday living here in Texas. We have them in the yard and in the house and, though I’d rather not think this thought, probably in the car somewhere, too. One lady found rattlesnakes in her car in downtown a few years ago. Rattlesnakes, people! Not the type of rattling you want to hear in your car, especially if you don’t hear or see them until you’re driving 70+ miles an hour on the freeway. Thankfully, they didn’t eat her and someone came to rescue her or, maybe they were rescuing the snakes. I can imagine that a major freak-isode happened when she realized what was in the car with her!
Last year, a King Cobra made the news when it escaped from its enclosure at a local house. This house was across the street from David’s mother’s former house (she had recently moved from that house). It seems this teenage boy kept all sorts of snakes as his pets in the garage. The King Cobra decided it didn’t like its digs there and went on walkabout. Folks were in a real tizzy until that thing was found, too, I’ll tell you! Guess where they found it? Seems ol’ King had decided to get a little education. They found it in the field of the local high school. Can you imagine if that thing had gotten INTO the school? OY!