When we were in Colorado for vacation, Mommy and I were walking around a barn to get some pictures of me. I liked the old stuff on the barn and Momma wanted a “cowboy” picture of me to compare how much I had changed in two years.

As we walked on the path, we heard a loud rain stick sound! It surprised us! We saw the snake –I don’t know how big it really was, but it looked huge to us–and Momma yelled to Andrea to get Daddy.  I ran to tell Daddy and Opa that we had seen one, but when they got there, the snake had disappeared under the old bunkhouse. We heard it rattle when we whacked the side of the building with a stick. We needed to know where it was and we hoped to find it to make it “extinct”.

By the time we borrowed a spade from Uncle Bill, it had disappeared. We never did find it.

Pole Barn

The next night, we went to Aunt Francis’s for dinner. Uncle Phil and Aunt Michelle saw a rattlesnake. That one did not escape and Uncle Lawrence pulled off the rattles to give to me.I think it was Uncle Bill who said that we saw two unique rattlesnakes. He said “most rattlesnakes only see one person in their whole life.” Momma thought, “cool, there are not many rattle snakes around”, then she realized what he meant 🙂

Rattle Snake

I had never seen a wild rattlesnake before and this time we saw two!

P.S.  Even though Momma had the camera, she never took a picture of our snake. I really don’t know why. She also did not take the cowboy pictures of me. She refused to walk around the bunk house even in her cowboy boots.  Daddy took the pictures for me later that day.  We think the rattlesnake moved to a new home, we never did hear it rattle again.