Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Our Reptile House

When asked what her father does for a living, Kennedy replied, "he finds lizards and snakes for me and MacKenzie". There you have it! When Justin walked through the front door a few nights ago he was carrying a sock... probably smelly, with a knot at the opening. He told me, "Ohhhh, the girls are gonna LOVE this one." I didn't even ask.

Justin really does work... he just finds reptiles on his way home from the office. This sweet little thing is a King Snake, assumed to be a hatch ling of no more than one year. Think of it as a glorified worm and it's not so creepy.

The girls took turns, as politely as 2 and 3 year olds "take turns", holding this poor creature. They liked watching him "slime around" too. Worms don't slither the same as snakes:)


Wacky, Wild Wisor Style said...

If you cut it in half, does it grow another head? That would be a fun family home evening lesson.

Anonymous said...

Love the snake. It reminds me of when we had 6 foot CHARLIE... out gopher snake when I was growing up. We used to take him out of his cage and play with him before we went to Elementary School. It must be in their blood. Your Grandpa would always find a snake where-ever he went. He was so excited when I gave him the purse, wallet, and belt that he had made out of the one snake that he found in Australia! Everyone THOUGHT that he was just "telling another story"... he could finally prove that it was true!

Love MOM