Yep it happened today, I got the call I have been dreading in the office "Get help, we've got a snake on the sidewalk back here"! My response was "well who do I call we don't have any men?" I was immediately reminded we do and so I called the kitchen for help.
Two minutes later one of our second grade teachers opens my door, holding a blue lidded container and I ask her conversationally "have you seen the snake?"
"Oh yes it's in this pot, what should I do with it, do you want to see it, it's just a small one?"
Well I think they heard me scream all the way downtown and the Special Ed teacher in the next room got quite a shock as I nearly climbed my desk into her room! I just kept jabbering "Get it out of here please, now, NOW!!"
By this time she realised I was not a lover of snakes and left. My so called good friend Judy (yes I'm naming and shaming here) peered through my door laughing her head off. I waved her in and demanded "did you tell her to do that?".
She laughingly denied it and assured me she had told the other teacher I'd freak and not to take it in to me! I think I believe her, despite the free laugh she had on me.
Anyway I am actually full of admiration for both of them, as between them they got it into the pot, despite it darting at them. I hear it was only a small Bull snake. But others who saw it said they were also feeling squeamish and of course they do resemble Rattlers which we have alot of around here! Luckily the kids returning from recess never spotted it, or chaos would have ensued.
Another quiet day tomorrow - tornado drill!