One day early this week, Cade caught a water snake in the creek behind the house. Typically water snakes in our area are non venomous (although their bite does contain a substance that is an anticoagulant so if you do get nipped, it tends to keep bleeding) but aggressive. The fellow Cade caught was not aggressive at all and the kids all quickly started handling him. They even created a game.....Snake Wranglers! They would release the snake into the baby pool and take turns grabbing him up! Mind you, I wouldn't even touch the snake, but none of my children harbor my fear! The snake lent himself to hours of fun and then was released back in the creek at nightfall!
|Luke--young snake wrangler|
|Sophia--snake wrangling princess|
|William--snake wrangling ringleader|
|while wrangling snakes, we found a small frog hanging out by the window|
|someone(Jacob) thought putting him on the snake's back was funny, don't worry, he was safely returned to the woods, we can't be held responsible for anything that happened once we set him free!|
|The kids also found this skull in the woods, we think it was probably a steer from the farm next door|