Monday, May 11, 2009

Wild, Wild Life

The kids reminded me of our other snake encounters up here. Last summer, Allison made the shocking discovery of a grater snake in her water shoe. We loading up to go to Granny's Beach and she dropped the water shoes she was carrying on the floor of the van. When she dropped the shoe, the snake stuck its head out. Ben and I heard a shriek, and Allison flew out of the van like a shot! Luckily, Allison was able to herd it towards the back of the van, and we scooted it out into a bucket.

We also found a dozen or so baby ring-necked snakes in the house over the course of last summer. No idea how they got in or what they were looking for. Ben tried to keep one as a pet but set it after realizing we couldn't possibly catch crickets small enough for it to eat. Did I say "we"?
From here on out pets are the kids' responsibility. I gave Allison permission to buy 2 hermit crabs this weekend after making sure she understood that I was in no way going to take care of these things. Jay just rolled his eyes. We have already decided that our next "pets" will be chickens.


  1. And this is why you know I can never, ever visit you. Sorry. :)

  2. Hi Kari!
    Yes I remember you! Thanks for checking out my blog- and yes networking is very cool. I love reconnecting with people!
    You are soooo fortunate to be living in the mountains!!! Very envious... except for the snakes!
    Please keep in touch.

  3. Snakes, shmakes...I didn't even mention the bear.

  4. Ooohhh...I'd LOVE to see a bear! :) Are there snake-eating bears???