A few weeks ago, I posted something about [almost dying]. In that piece, I wrote about how many times I’ve almost died. Well, a few days ago, I had a run-in with a Rattle Snake.
I was picking up some equipment on a job site. The day was hot and sunny, and this snake was sleeping underneath a metal sign. I placed my hand on the sign and then paused. That particular area is known for Rattle Snakes, and my gut was telling me to be cautious. I picked the sign up about ten inches, seen the snake, and then dropped it back where it was. I grabbed a long wooden stake and used it to flip the sign completely over.
The snake was extremely agitated and wanted nothing else but to bite me. As I circled and snapped and a few pictures, the snake circled with me and prepared to strike. I replaced the sign and drove away, leaving the Rattle Snake right where I found it.
I’ll be returning to that area this week to pick up all of our equipment. Well, everything except for one sign!
August 3, 2020