What the Cat Dragged In

We have three cats.  One of them, Greysie, is a voracious killer.  She’s very deceptive… fluffy, sweet, affectionate… but she brings down everything from large grasshoppers to full-size turtle-doves.

I moved a kitchen towel that had fallen on the floor, and SURPRISE, it’s a snake!

These tiny snakes, called DeKay snakes, are common in much of Texas.  They live on little bugs, and I’ve never seen one offer to bite a person.  People tell me, “Oh, she’s hunting for you, she’s bringing you a present!”  No, she’s bringing things into the house, where she can play with them longer.

He’s a small one; I’ve seen smaller, but they get about twice this size when full-grown. He kept trying to hide between my fingers.

4 replies
  1. Mel
    Mel says:

    What a cute little snake!

    Incidentally, I don’t know when it’s supposed to get better, but your RSS feed is still spam-infected. :/

  2. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Oh, cool! Why is that a DeKay’s snake and not a smooth green snake? Around here (New England), I’d call that a green snake, but I bet you have different snakes there.

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