Trees suffer from drought

Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix co...

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Last night I was watering late, after dark, in the tall grass I haven’t cut since I felt blessed to have any grass left. I am trying to save trees which are overstressed by extreme drought. I was wearing slide on tennis shoes. As I dragged the hose away from the tree, I felt a slither across my achilles and knew it was not a stick. I saw the slender copperhead snake which this year are lighter in color, almost pink. I moved away and it went on its way. I guess it thought the rains had finally come. Today, I am blessed to say, I did not have to go to the emergency room with a venomous snake bite.


About texasdna

I love Texas and my Native American (mixed-blood) Indian heritage. It is all in my DNA!
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2 Responses to Trees suffer from drought

  1. I’m glad you are alright! This drought is hard on everything, from trees to snakes. Take care and wear boots! šŸ˜‰

    • texasdna says:

      The heat swells my feet and I just don’t feel like pulling on boots. Socks can deter any critter (except fire ants) that is just scared and not really after you. Still need rain here in most of Texas and especially the edge of the post oak region, western most edge of the piney woods. Thanks!

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