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.

5 comments:

CG said...

That's a nice snake, I wonder what our cats would have done??Fainted I guess!

Genie said...

The snake is certainly a Beautiful colour, Luckily our cats only brought home slow worms.

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Wow! What a gorgeous snake. Evie loves it. She just wishes we had such exotic wildlife in the UK. :o)

SaraLynn said...

hahaha...cute cats story!
I would be freaked out too! I can't believe you picked it up!!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Ohhh Susan you are one mighty brave woman no way would I be picking up a snake - any snake for that matter I would be the one passing out I think ... but there again our snakes here are not of the friendly variety although a snake lover would disagree with me ... ha ha ... B