Catch snakes

In the rainy night of early spring, lying in the thick quilt, I heard a burst of loud thunder from the distance. Spring came. As soon as the rain stopped, I could feel that the temperature rose very fast. I found that all kinds of grass in the field rushed to be green one after another by accident, A few days later, some unnamed small flowers also peaked out. Of course, among them, the most prominent one was the golden rape flowers everywhere. Along with the grass and flowers, there are many small animals hibernating under the soil, and snakes are one of them. Walking in the field where vegetables are yellow everywhere, occasionally I will see a water snake slip by. When encountering interested farmers or children, I will always catch up and pick up a small stick or a stone to kill it. Of course, the water snakes in this field will never be finished. Every spring, you can always see a lot and a lot. Suddenly one day, his cousin Deyuan came back from the town and said that someone was buying water snakes specially in the street. As for what to do after purchasing, we don’t know. We only know that it is one yuan per jin, and the price is still very good. It should be no problem to catch a 20 Jin water snake one day, so I came to ask him to catch a snake with me. Catch snakes? I am born to be afraid of snakes, and I feel numb when I hear this word. But I couldn’t stand the persuasion of Deyuan, so I still agreed. Before catching snakes, you must first prepare the tools for catching snakes: you must find a wooden stick with a small fork in front, a torch for cooking at home, and a plastic pocket for holding snakes. We set off as soon as we prepared the tools. In order to gain more, several of our partners went a long way by bike, and they caught the territory of Xinzhou along the ridge from Baiguo town in Macheng. Wherever you go, you can see the snake almost everywhere. Generally, in the morning when the sun just came out, many water snakes can be seen basking in the sun on the bank slope of the high point. As soon as the snake didn’t reflect it, he quickly pressed his body with a wooden stick, and then he could clip the imported bag with a torch. Later, when I caught more, I became bold and dared to learn from others. I directly grabbed the snake’s tail with my hands and threw it into my pocket, which improved the efficiency a lot. During the two spring days when I caught snakes, I often encountered snakes with great strength and hard to win. In a newly cultivated winter idle field, I saw a pile of things like dried cow dung from a distance. When I approached, I found that it was a large water snake rolled into a plate for rest. In order to catch the snake, I picked up the stick and quickly pushed it out. Unexpectedly, this guy was too strong. Seeing someone attacked secretly, he immediately stretched his body and slipped away as soon as he turned around, the snake’s great struggle also broke my stick. Another time, we met a wind stripe snake with a thick wrist of a child under a high shore. The snake saw us and immediately slipped into the cave. We followed closely. When the front half of the snake entered the hole, I grasped the snake’s tail tightly and tried my best to pull it out. At that moment, I only knew that after the snake was caught, it was worth the price of many water snakes, and I didn’t consider whether we could subdue the snake if it was pulled out by us? From then on, I realized that the snake could never be pulled out after entering the hole. We both tried our best to break the snake’s tail all the time, and the snake’s body still slowly disappeared in the black hole. Another time, I unexpectedly caught a short and thick soil son snake (abdominal snake) in the field. I was not afraid when I caught it. When I was selling it, the snake-collecting dealer immediately said that I dared not take a bag of snakes. I dared not take the terrible poisonous snake until I picked it out. But since I was selling snakes, I didn’t bring any tools, how could I pick out the mixed snakes? In order to sell the snake earlier, I had to casually pick up a disposable chopstick left by others after eating breakfast on the ground, and picked out the poisonous snake, which was still in the gutter next to a family on the street. My hands were only five centimeters away from the snake. Fortunately, the snake didn’t move all the time. However, during Everyone’s onlookers and discussions, I sweated a lot and a lot. Another time, after catching snakes, I left a bag of snakes at home and went out to the toilet. When I came back, there were all swimming snakes in the central room unexpectedly. It turned out that my pocket was not tight, and the snake ran out. After spending half an hour in fright, I finally caught the snakes in the imported bags again. Up to now, I don’t know whether there are any snakes missing the net staying in my home. At that time, catching snakes was just to earn a few small dollars for poor families. Now, with the enhancement of environmental awareness, especially the decrease of left-behind youth in rural areas, the matter of catching snakes and selling should be basically invisible.

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