Eeeek! A Snake!
So the kids were in the back yard the other day, and saw a snake! I was pretty sure it was only a garter snake, but I did not let them pick it up, since I was not sure. This is a picture of one just like what we had, so now I know. But still...snake germies! eeeeew!
It slithered away under the back porch, hotly pursued by an interested cat. Our cats have been hunting up a storm lately, especially the aptly named Hunter. He got rid of our mouse problem within a few short weeks of us adopting him. These days he thinks it is his job to rid the world of as many birds as possible. No nest is safe.
Too bad, because I really would get a bird feeder going if it weren't that the cat would turn such a venture into a holocaust. As it is, I just watch them do their thing (we have lots of bushes and there is quite a large bird population situated near and around our house, and root for the birds whenever the cat prowls.
Snakes...he can have those!