Blog Archives for category Critters

Bunny alert!

We have lots of bunnies around. Katie has taken to screeching “BUNNY ALERT!” when she sees them. Tonight was actually a three bunny alert—can you see them?

Here you go:

 

Three deer and two bunnies!

The temps had cooled off nicely so I went for my walk after we got home from Owen’s game…and saw lots of nature! :)

 

Two turtles!

We saw not one but two turtles on our family walk this morning!

   
         

You never know what you’re going to see on a hike. 

  

Another walk critter!

I saw this little guy today! He completely freezes so I could get right up close to him.  

 

Snake #2

How did I never see any snakes until after I saw the snake crossing sign? :)

And no, I don’t care that it was just a cute little green garter snake. Still creepy. 

I forgot the dolphins!

As we were packing up to leave the beach we spotted dolphins! I forgot about it until someone mentioned dolphins elsewhere and I thought “Hey, wait, I took pictures of the dolphins, why didn’t I see them?” Yeah, I had to REALLY zoom in…I had deleted the pics because I thought there was nothing in the pictures! :)

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Bug watching

Owen found a roly poly out in his playset and asked if he could bring it up. Of course! Then it fell off the table and Katie got involved…and excited! :)

Then Owen had to go put him back so his mom and dad wouldn’t miss him. :)

Snakes. Why does it have to be snakes?

Bugs? Don’t like ’em but I can deal. Frogs? Okay. Lizards? Fine. But snakes? AHHHHH.

I don’t do snakes.

Guess what Tom just found curled up in the garage…in the very center of our garage sale pile?!

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He poked at it with a stick to get it moving. It travelled around a bit—and was probably 4-5′ long. FEET.

And then, if that wasn’t freaky enough…IT SLITHERED INTO THE MOLDING AROUND THE GARAGE DOOR FRAME.

DISAPPEARED COMPLETELY.

SO IT’S REALLY INSIDE THE GARAGE NOW.

We need to move today. :| I’m not sure I can go in the garage again.

Tom looked it up and it’s apparently a rat snake?! Tom says it’s a good snake. Sorry, there’s no such thing as a good snake.

/shudder

Here’s the conversation that happened on Facebook after I posted…

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A cricket!

On the hunt!

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Got it! I’m amazed he touched it—he’s never liked bugs.

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You never know what you’ll find when you look up.

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Look! A little lizard!

Katie almost stepped on him as she walked by. This is what happened when I pointed him out:

I was FLABBERGASTED that Owen attempted to touch it—he doesn’t like bugs or normal little boy things.

But Katie loves that stuff and she was ENTHRALLED…getting as close as she could!

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You’ll NEVER believe what I found in the driveway!

Owen barely took a cursory glance but Katie was ALL about it. We left it in the bug bin through dinner then Tom let it go.

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