Wednesday, November 16, 2005


The Duncan's Dog got into a porcupine.

One of the builders found a baby rattlesnake.

There have been several sightings of a large fox.

And a huge owl.

Skunks, raccoons, armadillos, deer, rabbits, vultures.

WATCH YOUR DOGGIES AND CATS! (The Calaways have lost their cat "Nino.)"

Terri Wood got her first scorpion bite. The scorpion died. (Probably at the toe of a designer shoe!)

(This is all on the east end of S.O.)


1 medium-sized rattlesnake (3-4 lbs.), cut into steaks
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt)
1 teaspoon salt
dash pepper

Mix dry ingredients. Whisk milk into beaten egg and use to dip snake steaks.
Then coat them with dry ingredients. Fry, uncovered, in 400 degree oil until brown.

This just in (Nov 20th):

You can add another "critter" to your list. A few weeks ago my tile guys found a very nice coral snake at the Donald Abrhams Shirley Werner job on Musket Rim. They had it in a jar and didn't know how bad it was. It was the largest one I've ever seen at about 18" long and the size of a 20 gauge shotgun shell around and beautiful red, black, and yellow bands. The red and yellow were together confirming it was a coral.
Your blog is a great idea; good luck with it.
Doug Connolly

Note: Coral snakes are poisonous. Very poisonous. The first color of their band is black. Other lookalikes start with other colors.

There were so many young kids at the Armadillo Races Event... I'd be sure they all know to avoid any snake.

Read about coral snakes and see pictures here

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