Friday, May 13, 2016
Snake King Meets Cat Prince
So apparently George the local king of snakes didn't vacate the area after being scared up into the tree yesterday.
This afternoon as I was heading to the house from the barn I saw my cat, Pantheon, facing off with George under the same tree. My first reaction was to try and grab the cat and allow the snake to slither off but poor Pantheon was wound up so tight he would have come unglued if I had touched him so I decided to see what would happen.
I must say I was very impressed with Pantheon's speed and agility. My son, who is back from Florida already, got a video of the stand off with an impressive dodge/backflip from the cat as he avoided the snakes first strike. I never thought that little cat would be faster than that snake but he was. Pantheon managed to get a few claw slashes in on George's head while avoiding any strikes or entanglements.
Eventually I got Pantheon's attention just long enough for George to make a quick exit up the tree again but Pantheon couldn't resist a cheap shot to George's tail as the snake was making his climb. This stand off between the two royal critters of the Small-Hold (Because Pantheon is convinced he is the crowned prince of cats) was pretty much a draw but the cat did hold the field and was the only one to make actual contact.
I am pretty sure this little battle will play out again at some point. Maybe George will stay away from the yard and house/barn area though if Pantheon keeps pursuing him.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!