3 May 2015 XXXVIII
Khamsin Molossia News

Molossia is a desert nation, indeed just beyond the edge of tidy Red Square lies the untamed Great Basin Desert, home to sagebrush, jackrabbits, lizards - and rattlesnakes. On 2 May 2015 XXXVIII one of these desert predators encroached into the "civilized" portion of our nation, when a rattlesnake was discovered coiled in Red Square. It is not our policy to harm animals in general, so the invader was gently encouraged to leave Molossia. However he only made it as far as the shadowy depths under the Molossia Trading Company, where he remained for the night. The next day, 3 May, the rattler emerged to sun himself in Red Square and the stalwart guardians of Molossia leaped into action. His Excellency, President, The First Lady and the Chief Constable, ably armed with a rake, a curtain rod, a crawdad net and a lemonade pitcher, chased the rattlesnake around Red Square and environs. Eventually the snake was encouraged with a tap on the rump (if snakes have such things) into the crawdad net, and was thence deposited safely into the pitcher. After a reasonable period of snake and humans enjoying each others company, the snake was driven to a distant desert locale over the border in the U.S. There he was set free and slithered off into the sagebrush to pursue the happy life of a wild rattlesnake in the great Nevada desert.

Caught In The Net.

Snake Capturer!

Snake In A Bucket.

Desert Release.

Happy In The Wild.

Unhappy Rattler.

Making His Way Across Red Square.

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