It is getting very warm outside and with the rising temperatures come snakes.
The timberland rattler pictured below, was sitting next to Ralph and Dottie Christofferson's home in Hunter Creek. Dottie took this photo last year.
She actually picked this snake up with a grabber and put it in a pail.
I asked her how she could do that and she said it had just finished eating something so it was not a threat at the moment.
Dottie would like everyone to be very aware of your surroundings when outside. If you are walking in the forest, wear closed-toe shoes. These snakes are very venomous. The bad thing is, they blend right in. If there are rocks which there are just about everywhere, chances are they will be out sunning themselves and you might not even notice until you are right on top of them.
This guy was right off the steps to their deck next the house. Dottie said she almost stepped on it. So, beware!
Golf cart and ATV rules
With summer approaching, Gary Anderson, president of the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association, would like to remind residents about the use of golf carts and ATVs.
There is a minimum age requirement to drive these vehicles on public roads, including CC roads. Drivers must adhere to posted speed limits.
Occasionally, quite young kids, and some not so young, drive both fast and recklessly on our roads, creating dust and hazards to themselves and others.
Let's keep it safe and pleasant for everyone. Also remember, the county restricts the walking bridge to walkers only, no vehicles are permitted at all. Please pass the word along.
Hunter Creek Homeowners Association will have a board meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 19 at the fire station. All are welcome to attend.
Christopher Creek Homeowners Association will have its next membership meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 24 at the fire station. A number of important issues will be presented, including the appointment of a nominating committee to organize the election of officers in the fall.
Electra is interim chief
At the April 14 fire board meeting the board formed a committee with one resident, one member of the fire department and one board member to conduct the search for a new fire chief.
At that same meeting, they voted Electra VanEckhoutte as interim chief until a new chief is found.