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.
At least he is alive! He’s beautiful.
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. :/
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.
Since you keep bees, I thought you might appreciate this webcomic (Clan Apis)- if you haven’t already seen it: