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August 07, 2005

I Can't Live Here

Come April, I am definitely moving!

I've mentioned the bugs! I came home from being gone for two weeks and there are dead bugs all over my apartment. Two large dead palmetto bugs on their bags were included in this assortment of bugs.

But today is what did it all.

I took Kiki to go potty outside.

When you leave the outside hall of my apartment, you go up 3 steps between some bushes to get on the sidewalk. Then, you take a left on the sidewalk where the bushes are on your left...which leads to the field where Kiki goes potty.

Kiki was near the bushes, sniffing, and all of a sudden, I saw a long skinny green snake sticking it's head straight out of the bush into the air. Kiki's butt was about 6 inches from where the snake was. I called her to me to get her inside.

I am disgusted! I feel like I live in a fricken jungle! Where can I move where I won't have to deal with bugs, and now snakes???

Next I call my apartment complex to come remove the snake? Do they even care?

Next do I know I'm not going to get attacked when walking up the three steps to the parking lot?

Bleh! I feel sick! Eck!

Posted by Sissy at August 7, 2005 12:29 PM | TrackBack

LOL. The rough green snake is a harmless sweetie. It doesn't bite and loves to hang out in shrubs and small trees looking for insects and small frogs. If it sees a threat like Kiki all it does is freeze, hoping to blend in with the foliage until it can get away.

Posted by: Mike at August 7, 2005 01:43 PM

LOL! Snakes don't bother me, but I can't stand roaches. Ugh. Yet, I live in South Florida and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't see one somewhere. Mostly outside the house, but occasionally inside. If you ever find a bug free place, let me know.

Posted by: VW Bug at August 7, 2005 02:53 PM

We had a roach that lived in our dorm bathroom.

After a couple months we named it and had gotten use to it.

The plumber came in to work on our sink one day and nearly had a heart attack when Roger the Roach came out to play with him.

As he came screaming out of the bathroom that there was a roach in there we said, yea that's Roger and he's been in there a couple months.

Roger met an untimely death by the plumber.

Posted by: Machelle at August 8, 2005 09:30 AM

I can deal with the occassional bug, but the roaches, oh yuck!

Posted by: Oddybobo at August 8, 2005 11:24 AM

The bugs were dead! You should be quite happy they were not alive and running from you when you entered!!!

As for the snake, no, no one will care, nor will anyone remove it. I'll have a look myself next time I get down that area (will December work for you? ;) )

Posted by: Ogre at August 8, 2005 11:38 AM