Irenic Thoughts

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Sharing Our Grounds

The poor scared little black snake above is one of two I moved this morning from alongside the church building to deep within the woods on our property. They kept biting the leather glove when I was trying to catch them. But these guys are easy to like. When we first bought the land, rattlesnakes were common enough among the palmettos on our property. I have killed eight rattlers at King of Peace over the past nine years. But by killing rattlesnakes and moving non-poisonous ones back into the woods, we find that we don't have a poisonous snake problem anymore.

I know the idea of snakes on our property is not comforting to some and I certainly can't allow them alongside or in our building or playground, but I am glad to share the grounds with these guys instead of the canebrake and pigmy rattlers that conveyed with the property when we bought it.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Snake Wrangler


  • At 4/23/2009 8:04 AM, Anonymous kenny said…

    Spoken like a true Scout! I wonder if you knew you'd be doing this when you signed on to become a priest...

  • At 4/23/2009 3:01 PM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    I didn't go to a snake-handling seminary, so no.

    But if God ever told any of us everything that would be done in answering a call, would any answer? And yet, God is present in all those times and places and so once there, it's all good.


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