Our neighbors haven't built on their lot yet. I try to keep them
informed with an occasional E mail or picture. A snake recently
came from their lot to live on ours and terrorize me. Since they
appreciate my updates so much, they have "decided to let me keep
Here was my reply:
Tina and Dave,
I don't want you to worry. Just in case you happen by. The snake
has me creeped out. I mean I know there are bad things in the
world - they guy with his drool cup at the 7-11 might be a
serial killer, but I don't need to know the specifics, and feel
better NOT knowing. So even though I might suspect snake, I'd
rather not be snake-sure.
The idea is based on a hamster wheel. Yes, it's unsightly for
now, but when enough dirt blows up on the tires with which I've
lined our property, I think you'll get used to it.
See, the snake goes into the tire and then follows the endless
highway round and round. When I feel we have all of them, I
simply set them afire.
I know what you are thinking - billowing black smoke will cause
consternation among the locals. Not to worry. I've slipped word
that a movie is being filmed here in Spanish Oaks and that there
might be some special effects from time to time.
Most of the workers have a balding tire or two that they were
happy to contribute to the cause.