4.13.2006

Here I come to save the day!

OK... maybe that post title is a little over the top... but, as someone who is about to go garden shopping, this story peaked my interest and I had to pass it along. My friend Summer (who lives in Austin) told me about it today and I must admit, it freaks me out a little bit.

Apparently, a woman was at a Home Depot in Austin, TX, shopping in the plant section. She moved a plant or something, startled the RATTLESNAKE hiding in the pot she had selected and it struck out. She was bitten in the thumb and has spent the past four days in the hostpital.

Yikes.

I'm sure my family in Nebraska / SD should watch out for the rattlesnakes as well... and my friends here in Tennessee... well... I'm guessing copperheads and rattlesnakes could be lurking behind the unsuspecting terra cotta pot, too.

So, just promise me you'll be careful as you prepare for your spring garden fun... cause it's only fun until someone gets bit by a viper.

heh heh.

And, if you're wondering what to do if you are bitten by a poisonous snake at your local garden store here's another story with helpful snake bite protocol at the end.

That's all folks.
My work is done here... it's up to you now.

2 comments:

Summer said...

eeewwww!!! Snakes are icky!!!

Chez Bez said...

Stop talking about snakes. I'm getting all squeamish and stuff.

I know, I know. It's your blog and you can talk about whatever you want. But still...