A better mousetrap

Every morning the peeps and pups take a stroll around the back yard. As the rag-tag crew went by the pepper tree

they noticed something curious.

It was a harmless (to peeps and pups) king snake. Seeing that the pups would get breakfast after returning to the house, it was breakfast time all over.

The snake was polishing off a mouse. You can see the mouse’s hind claws not in the snake already. It didn’t take long to finish the job.

and the mouse was toast (without butter) and was nothing but a memory and a bulge in the snake. After the meal, the snake went up the tree.

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.

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.

28 comments on “A better mousetrap

  1. the mama screamed like a banshee… butt I don’t know why… because of the snake? or because of the mouse? …hope it wasn’t mickey… all kids would hate that poor snake…and disneyland can close…

  2. A snake is a very good mousetrap. Very good. I’m not a fan of snakes though. Just saying.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to all the babies. ☺

  3. All critters need to eat…even snakes,xx Speedy

  4. Well perhaps no butter but I bet the mouse was full of jelly. Yuk!!!!
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. Depending on which side of the table you’re on (plate or chair), it can be a very good day or the last one. Nature has is the great equalizer.

  6. Hmpph. Snake has a pretty high opinion of himself. Just who declared him King anyway? snorf, snorf.

  7. That’s interesting. We don’t mind non venomous snakes–not that we want them around. We think even a rattler wouldn’t be able to bite with its mouth full.

  8. Shudder. One question though…how are they with squirrels? 😉

  9. Nature balances everything out but I would just as soon not see it. If I had to kill my own food I would be a vegetarian.

  10. OH YES!!!! Where can I gets one of those??!! would welcome lots of those guys to gets the frickin’ roof rats that have been using our telephone lines and trees and their superhighway! Just thinkie about the feast they could have one one of those! High paw Mr. Snake!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Grossed out! I’m not a fan of snakes. I know that some of them are good, but I don’t want to see them. I did mow over one several years ago and i hired a lawn guy the next day.

  12. Years ago on the farm, we had several snakes in the corn crib—for some reason never had to feed them them. Only problem was the barn rats were so big, the snake only had to feed about once a week. My old 22 rifle did the rest.

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