Wednesday, June 4, 2008
snake in the grass
We were heading out to the library last night when the kids noticed one of the cats seemed to be playing with something in the grass. On further inspection it turned out to be a fairly decent sized garter snake. The cats were fascinated, patting at the snake, who was trying to hide his poor little head underneath the rest of his body. I'm no snake lover, but I scooped him up and hid him in the undergrowth in the flower bed. Garter snakes are beneficial to gardens, so I figured I owed him some protection. The cats were so keyed up they about jumped out of their skins when touched. They had never come in contact with anything like that before! It was pretty amusing.