Rickey and I went to a wedding last week, taking our granddaughter with us. We returned via my parents’ house, and Ric decided to check a valve on their sprinkler system since we were there anyway. And yes, it was after dark.
Our granddaughter Presley who was still in her wedding sandals decided to go with her Gramps, and as they were walking across the yard on a sidewalk, it dawned on Rickey to tell Presley (who was in the lead) that they should watch for snakes.
Thankfully, he thought to say it because as Presley dropped her eyes to the sidewalk, she let out a scream. There just a step in front of her lay a very large copperhead, much larger than we normally see.
Well, of course, that finished the outdoor trip for Pres, and she ran back inside. Ric killed the snake and continued on down the walk where, literally two steps later, he saw the second snake.
He killed that one and no, the sprinkler valve still has not been checked!