Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Snipe Hunt

Last night Ike took Ray Ray and Jake on a snipe hunt. It was their first. They were excited and scared at the same time. Ike informed them how dangerous snipe hunting was. That would be in great peril.

Both boys came running to me for confirmation on the existance of this alleged snipe.

A good mother would tell them that snipes do not exist and they are just a fun prank that older brothers like to pull on younger brothers.

But as we all know, I am not a good mother. I saw an opportunity to have three less children in my house for at least 30 minutes. I was not going to let this chance pass me by!

So I sat them down at the table and told them all about this dreaded snipe that roams the woods by our house.

It is small and very quick.
It loves cookies so eat cookies so you will have the smell on you. That helps attracts them.
It takes on the shape of what it is hiding next to. Ex: rocks, trees, shrubbery....
Their saliva is poisionous acid and they spit when scared.
Their eyes glow green when a light is shined on them. Don't look at them in the eyes!! EVER!!

And with those wise words of advise from a seasoned snipe hunter I sent them all out the door. I got 20 minutes of quiet. It was fantastic!! Sadly they did not catch anything. Ike saw a few out there. I see another hunt in the near future.


  1. You are so creative! I've had kids ask me to tell them stories before and my mind just goes blank and I"m like "uhhh...". And btw, you're a WONDERFUL mother and don't ever let anyone tell you any different... if they do they're not your friend!

  2. I am stunned that they came back empty handed. Surely there was a squirrel or a cat that fit the description of a Snipe.