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Whacking Day, Stat

get-attachment2Do you recall my posting this photo last summer of a canebrake rattler we killed near where some kids were fishing? He’s so freshly dead in this shot that his rattle is still erect. When I put this up, some readers were put out with me for killing the snake instead of shooing it off somewhere.

Rattlesnakes are everywhere here in Louisiana this summer. In our parish alone, four people have been bitten by rattlers in the past month alone, including the brother of a friend of mine. We just received the news that a rattler today killed Sizzles, the sweet little dog that belongs to our good friends. I hate these damn reptiles with a passion.

I say avenge Sizzles! Mr. Mayor, declare Whacking Day, now!

Sizzles, RIP
Sizzles, RIP

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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