Monday, September 22, 2008

The Rattlesnake... for Cher


Rattlesnake 5, originally uploaded by Snakelover61.

Mindy and I were thinking about Cher on our trip to Texoma this weekend. We stopped at a roadside flea market where a woman was selling the skull of a buffalo. It had the original horn sheaths and she thought they had been added! lol It had a pair of turkey feathers hanging from one of the horns and the skull was painted. I couldn't help but imagine it covered in glass beads. She wanted $30 for it and lowered the price to $25. I wanted it for my game room, although I'm running out of room for stuff in there. I walked away from it. Still second guessing myself on that one! How often can you buy a real buffalo skull for twenty-five bucks!

5 comments:

Cher said...

DAVID! YOU ARE A FOOL FOR WALKING AWAY FROM THAT SKULL! ARE YOU ON PEYOTE?

Yes, I was yelling at you in those two lines. (Throw a few beads on it and who knows what it would sell for.) Seriously, $25 was a good price for it if it was as good in person and it is in my mind!

Thanks for featuring the rattlesnake. It's a great shot. Good depth of field and it really shows how the dern things camouflage themselves. How far away were you? Did you just happen on it or were you snake hunting?

I'll blog my stuffed one next week probably.

Good luck on my contest.

cher

David said...

I was afraid of that! Oh well, I'll know next time! I wasn't snake hunting. I found that rattlesnake in the cabin at deer camp when I got out of the shower. Click on the picture to read the story behind the photo.

Cher said...

Great story too. The photo is totally worthy of all the photo blog awards it got. It would be awesome as a 16 x 20. What kind of code did you use to put that picture as a link to the story? Good idea.

Now - and tell the truth here - how did you "put him in the bucket?" And was that before or after you wet yourself (excuse me for saying that but I felt the situation warranted it!).

cher

David said...

Cher, flickr has a neat little interface for blogging. I can simply go to any of my pictures on flickr and click "blog this" and it is then posted here automatically, complete with the "clickable" feature to send readers back to the flickr photo page if they so desire. As for handling the snake, I have a pair of snake tongs for that very thing.

Cher said...

You shower with your snake tongs? I promise I'll never say another word about that but it will be very difficult!

Was Mindy on that trip?

After we found several large rattlers on our place one year, we had a snake wrangler come out. He couldn't find a dern one. Guess he wasn't as good as my boys were at it!

cher



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