Blog Archives for category Critters
Without really thinking this morning, I tossed a half-eaten biscuit out of the car, assuming some animal would come by and eat it. Later that day Katie came back to tell me there were lots of ants on her biscuit so I had to check it out. This is what happened.
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:
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!
We saw not one but two turtles on our family walk this morning!
I saw this little guy today! He completely freezes so I could get right up close to him.
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.
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!
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.
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?!
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.
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.
Here’s the conversation that happened on Facebook after I posted…
On the hunt!
Got it! I’m amazed he touched it—he’s never liked bugs.
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!
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.