Of course the only tool available in the pen was a broken handled scraper. It had to do. Short-handled and I am wearing flip-flops. Funny - I just got on to Jamie for doing this exact thing a couple of days ago. This was the copperhead she was attempting to kill with a shovel but it got away from her. Do as a say, not as I do - right? Besides, she's at school and can't see me. Ha! Anyway, I cut him right in half. Why don't they die right away? That sucker snapped and wriggled around for quite some time. So dramatic. Hey, did I mention this was my first snake murder? No? Well it was and I'm very proud of myself.
With that taken care of, on to the big girl pen to love on some babies. MJ was crying for her Mama - Pepper - who was wandering around not paying attention to her. I picked her up to give her some lovin'. She paid me back by smearing diarrhea all over my shirt and arm. She had stepped in it and I didn't notice. She got me good. The kind of good where you have to actually change your clothes. You can't just wipe that crap off and move on with your day.
Back into the house to wash and change. After I did all that I noticed that I reeked like a buck in rut. Then I remembered that the whole time I was killing the snake, Klippie the buck, was rubbing all over my bare legs. GRRRRR! I give up. Ain't nobody got time for an entire shower. Just forget it. I decided to just go out and snap some photos of my little sweetie pies and write a blog about it. Enjoy the pics!