Monday, August 13, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Kya: "I saw a huge snake swimming in the water. Me and Bryce were swimming in the water and all of the kids. It was going into its hole. I screamed to death. I hopped back up on the dock. Then one day I looked out for the snake with Rachel. I saw it. Maggie bit it. Then Trey went inside to do his [music] lessons. While Trey was inside, Amanda and Bryce caught the snake. Bryce beat it in the head. It was one scary snake! Then we showed the family."
Rachel: "Kya and I were watching from up in the zip-line tower."
Bryce: "I killed the 4 foot 4 inch snake with the end of a maul. I hit it in the head around ten times until there was a big hole in the ground. We took these pictures for you guys. I hope you like them. P.S. Sorry, it was me and Amanda that killed the snake!"
Trey: "When I was in the pond trying to chase the snake to the bank, Bryce called to me saying that the snake was heading straight toward me! I looked and saw the snake swimming on top of the water. About ten feet away, it dove under the water. A couple seconds later, I felt "something" slide against my leg!!! It poked me three times before leaving. Then, next thing I know, it came back and slithered directly into the bottom edge of my swim trunks! Oh my!!! Then it left and went straight toward the dock. Thank goodness!!! I decided to get out after that. (are you surprised?) We decided to chase it down to get rid of it. Unfortunately, I had to leave the fun in the middle of it all to give guitar lessons. To my surprise, I came back out to help with the adventure and found that it was over! The snake looked bigger out of water than it did in!"
Bryce: "Amanda and I decided to stay outside and try to catch the snake. We thought Trey would be so happy with us and proud that we kept on going."
Amanda: "Our goal was to kill the snake before he was finished giving his lessons."
Bryce: "So about an hour later, we killed the 4'4" giant."
Amanda: "It was quite an adventure and Bryce and I were very proud of ourselves. We called ourselves the PPSP (which stands for the Professional Purple Snake Patrol)"Bryce: "The Purple part in the PPSP stands for the inflatable purple raft that we were riding on at the time to chase the snakes out of the pond."
Amanda: "It was very exciting and we chased it around the pond for about an hour before finally Maggie chased it to the shore. It was quite an experience. In case you were worrying any, it was only a black snake or harmless water snake. It is a story we will never forget. I am planning on skinning it out and mounting it on a board to put in our nature museum. It will have a good story to tell with it."