A recent tip came into this office by an unidentified source that Seymour, the black snake, from Sunnybank Farm, has been spotted spying out the territory.
He was seen close to the farm house by Snuggles, the gray and white cat guardian of the place, with his head in the air, checking out things.
Rumor has it that Seymour is a trouble maker. He regards not any of his fellow denizens of the area. He's been known to:
- sneer at advice from wise-fellow Fenis (the red-tailed hawk),
- steal from the farm hens, and
- smack his lips at the little ones (as if to terrorize them).
- fairly thin
- black (but could have other shades)
- beady eyes
Truth or fiction?
Who's to say? But some in the know believe that he is getting ready for something BIG.
Stay tuned for more information. You can be sure we'll report it as soon as it's available.
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