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April 8, 2010

Guess What?

Went for an evening walk today. Usually I go during the middle of the day or around 2pm. Today went with a friend at around 4:30pm.  It is a nice hike around our workplace. Since we were going in the evening, the hills were alive. We saw wild flowers, bunnies, birds, squirrels and bunch of beetles. We were surprised with the amount of critters roaming around today. Then we were engrossed in our talk and I stopped suddenly and I look ahead, there it was a 2-3 feet rattle snake. Probably a baby (apparently babies are more aggresive.), lying across the trial. We both were speechless for a minute. Another 2 steps, I would have stepped on the snake.  Still don’t know what stopped me. After taking a good look, we returned back without finishing the loop. Didn’t want try stepping over it. Snakes give me the heebie jeebies! Anyway, allz well that ends well! And, finally I got to see a rattle snake in wild!!  Yay!!

ps 1. Looks like husband’s is not lucky. If he was, I would have stepped on the rattler and he could have finally got rid of me!
ps 2. Should carry at least a cellphone camera on these hikes to capture the flora and the fauna or to call 911(Endha puththil endha paambu irukkumo… It is better to be careful..)



  1. Nalla kaalam porakkudhu! Nalla kaalam porakkudhu! Paambu paatha amma ku nalla kaalam porakka pogudhu! 🙂

    Comment by revsjoiedevivre — April 8, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

  2. Oh oh.. pambus don’t get along with me. But then, I haven’t seen one in the wild yet.
    Cell phone to be taken along for sure. Always 🙂

    Comment by Reva — April 8, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    • Reva, Seen many(of course this is the first rattler encounter) in the wild, right from home when I was growing up to college and now at work. Is it trying to tell me something.. Hmm..

      Comment by yaadayaada — April 9, 2010 @ 5:41 am

  3. Nee padam edukaradha vidu, paambu padam eduthudhaa?!!! 😀

    jokes apart, this is scary! you walk in your office corridor/parking lot hereafter. adhu podhum!

    Comment by B o o. — April 8, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

  4. Cha…I thought you will catch the snake by hand, turn…give a look and sing singa nadai pottu sigarathula yaeru

    Comment by Me — April 8, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    • Ha Ha Ha Ha!! With Karappanpoochi, spider, puzhu, poochchi, I can do that.. With Paambu, I just run the other side.

      Comment by yaadayaada — April 9, 2010 @ 5:40 am

  5. Got reminded of the paambu puthukkula dialog(which i hated!)

    I too saw a rattler crossing the trail 2 feet ahead of me when i was on a trail walk in arizona with my 2 yr old. I just held my daughter in my hand and stood there. Dint even realize i should go back – was just paralyzed with fear! Still remember the sound of it tail in the sand!

    Comment by Vee — April 10, 2010 @ 2:27 am

    • Vee
      The sound would have spooked me. This little one didn’t move, was happily laying there. So we didn’t have the guts to go around her or over her. So we returned back.

      Comment by yaadayaada — April 10, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

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