Story about snake brings out son's hidden talent

May 13, 2013 at 12:13 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

In this world today, there is very little to laugh about, so I will change that - at least for a short time. Here goes:

A short time before daybreak, my little dog, Sugar Foot, was barking at something in my bathroom. I jumped out of bed to see what he was barking at, and it was a big snake. I just closed the door, went back to bed and waited till daylight. I went to my son's house to get him to come get the snake out. The snake was gone when we got there. He went down the commode!

We went out back to check the sewage pipe. While we were there, a "pain" hit my son; he made a beeline to the commode. When he got up to flush, there were two snakes in the bowl - one was the real McCoy. My son is not a real cowboy, so he couldn't rope the real snake by his neck and pull him out. My son is a saltwater cowboy. He put a plastic box in front of the commode and closed the door and waited for the snake to crawl into the box. The snake was stubborn and refused to come out. We waited a few hours. My son and grandson came back, and there was Mr. Snake on top of my shower. My son went into the shower and said, "Hey guy, get in this box for me!" Seeing is believing! That snake did that very thing. He crawled into the box. My son took him out front, dumped him in a ditch of water, and he swam off.

Believe it or not, this was true. Is my son a snake charmer or what?

Dorothy G. Wilson, Seadrift



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