Just when I thought I was through with snakes for a while...
Dutchess cornered a 4.5 FOOT long black snake on our patio.
She was in her glory, let me tell you! Our dog is a country dog, through and through. She lives the life, Dutchess does. She gets to tromp free from chains and doors for most of each day, she gets to chase and corner all manner of creatures, she gets to feel all important and accomplished by counting the scalps on her belt, and she gets to constant play and treats from her human brother and sister. Yeah. And she barks real loud. That HAS to make you feel good from time to time.
Eventually, the snake was getting a bit too nervous with this dog lunging and barking at her-and began it's escape UP OUR HOUSE! The thing made it to the roof before turning around! I had never seen anything like it before.
The kids were enthralled too.