Spot had a good night last night.
First, he brought in this moth. Moth went back outside.
Then, he brought in this cute, tiny frog. Frog went back outside.
Then, he brought in this earthworm. I actually wondered, to start with, if he had gotten one of my composting worms… they do occasionally crawl up from their box, and he might have caught one. Anything that wiggles, wriggles, flops, or flaps…
Only it’s not a worm. It’s one of the world’s tiniest snakes, called a Thread Snake, Leptotyphlops_dulcis. It is SO CUTE. It amazes me that a thing so tiny can be a reptile – it has bones, and muscles, and scales, and all the other snakey things – and it has tiny eyes that are covered with scales to protect it as it burrows underground, hunting for termite and ant larvae to suck on.
Two short videos: