- Jun 20, 2011
We have a small piece of property that we deer hunt on. We moved this mobile home into place in 1991 and it served us well for many years. Eventually the roof started to leak bad enough that patching and roof coatings were not cutting it anymore. So in 2014 I framed a roof, had it sheeted and had half the shingles on. In the summer my sister and bro-in-law went up early to mow the grass. Because of the large amount of due on the ground they decided to go in and watch TV to give the sun time to dry things out. They turned the TV on and sat down on the couch. A few moments later, a large rattlesnake came slithering out from under the TV. My sister and bro-in-law sprung up and out the door they went. Bro-in-law is a wuss when it comes to snakes so my sister grabbed a shovel out of the shed and went back in. The snake was coiled up in the middle of the floor shaking its rattles. My sister wisely decided to lock the door and leave the snake alone. If any of you ever dealt with a mobile home, there are all kinds of nooks and crannies that animals can get into. We also had a bad mouse problem and no matter how much poison and traps we set it was never enough. So the mobile home became infested with rattlesnacks and I was almost done putting a whole new roof on. I thought about what to do for 3 months and decided i could never sleep with one eye open so that winter we tore the mobile home down, burned what we could and scrapped the wiring and sheeting.