I'm not commenting on these pages in Mom's book except to say that I don't have to pull a tab to do this either.
More on the snake .... my Dad leaves for work early and it was not really light out yet. He moved my Mom's car out from behind his car and that is when he ran over the snake. When he walked back to get in his car, he saw the snake and thought it was a rattlesnake. He put the snake in the trashcan and called my Mom to warn her in case she decided to put anything in the trash can. It was trash day and the can was at the curb. Mom naturally had to go LOOK in the trash can and SEE the snake and she took it OUT of the trash can and put in in the bushes outside my pretty fence. Then she looked it up when she got to work and discovered it was a Copperhead. All this snake moving was done with gloves and while it was dead. Mom was kinda freaked out that I had a Copperhead in my yard. When she told me, I told her I was SURE it was on it's way to attack me just like Roxie, Sammy and Andy's Copperhead tried to do. Gheesh, a dog isn't safe in his own yard. I do not like snakes.