Old expression updated

There’s an old expression “snake in the grass”. Is there a difference between that and “snake on the AstroTurf”?


About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

56 comments on “Old expression updated

  1. with the yellow flowers on your bush it looks like a painting of Mr. van gogh…. Please be careful and run away when you see Mr. Snakie… oh and if you see a running girl… don’t follow her, that’s just my mom :o)

  2. OMD OMD OMD it THAT a Rattler Snake… We would be TERRIFIED of a Rattling Snake…
    a Snake of ANY kind in ANY LOCATION is Still a SNAKE…

  3. I wonder how the snake feels about astro-turf. Does it give him a good belly-scratch? Does it feel odd and uncomfortable? Hmmm, we need a snake survey…

  4. I say a snake is a snake whether on astro-turf or the real thing. “Snake in the astro-turf” may be as popular a saying as “in the grass”!!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  5. We’re glad he is a helpful snake. We have copperheads and this is their time of year. Is that really astro-turf? Ya could have fooled me! Kismet, we find you witty & charming, parts 1 & 2!

    • Thanks. Yes, it’s artificial-we’re in the Sonoran Desert, after all. How do we keep the turf so green, you ask. We fertilize it with supermarket plastic bags 🙂

  6. I’m not sure, but I’ve met snakes (real ones) that were far nicer than some of the two legged ones.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  7. They both share the fact I want nothing to do with either.

  8. Maybe that snake was what was upsetting Kali and had her remodeling her space.

  9. Could this be the culprit who is doing the rearranging in the run??

    Aroo to you,

  10. Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite ~ that sound about right to me.
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. We hope those ‘snake lessons’ are still working. Snakes….even the thought…make HER shiver.

    • Those lessons are only about rattlesnakes which supposedly smell different than other snakes. How would I know? I still have postpartum depression.

  12. Scary! Give that joe blake a wide birth!

  13. I’m all for rodent control; can you ship a few to Denver to control the squirrels in my trees?Please note however, we’re not accepting the kind with rattles on their tails. 😉

    • I’ll put up a sign that this week, squirrel stew is half off there. To keep out the baddies it will say that rattler brownies will be served for dessert. That ought to get you some good snakes.

  14. Mom saw a huge black snake by the air conditioner. She is more neurotic than ever.

    • They sent out the Hounds to find a hit. They sent out the terriers to dig up a hit. They sent out poodles to look cute and wheedle hits from passers by on the street. None of that worked.

  15. No…but now your gonna have a Snake in the Bush!

    The Mad Scots

  16. A rose, is a rose, is a rose … I think that goes for snakes too! YIKES!!!

  17. I just wanna know if it tastes like chikken.

  18. Either way its yucky!! Not big on snakes!!


  19. Crikey …… he musta had an itchy tummy, aye?? He’s very attractive. My Mum LOVES snakes. She’s weird!!

  20. Mom took one look at that photo and quietly whispered under her breath “oh hell no” – she is NOT a fan of snakes.
    Wally & Sammy

  21. Oh my, Kismet…that looks like a big snake. What kind was it? Do you know?

  22. On second thought, as much as I love you and yours, I don’t think I’ll be tawdling over to see y’all any time soon. I’ve never seen a snake and I don’t think I want to.

    ArOOO, Stuart

  23. No. Just no. With maybe an I don’t think so, are you kidding and get me out of here! As for us scotties, we say bring it on!

    Braeden, Seth and Riley

  24. Ohhh my daddy would run from that!!

  25. Do you just wait for it to slither away out of your grounds?

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