Friday, August 27, 2010

The Snake...

On Monday we were surprised to find a little black snake in the apartment. I quickly (left Selah sitting on the toilet and ) grabbed my broom and dust pan and showed it the door. Then I swept it off of our porch for good measure. Once the snake was safely outside (and Selah was off the potty) we headed out to inspect our unwelcomed visitor. I think the fall from the 2nd story balcony stunned it because it was still where it had fallen - though squirming a bit. Gabe played peek-a-boo with it for a few minutes and then we headed back to our snake-less apartment.
Then we researched the internet and found out that it was a harmless Texas Blind Snake. It was just a bit thicker than a pencil and around 10 inches long - which is as long as they get. They eat ants and insects. So I guess I have our visitor to thank for the missing black ants in the bathroom! To finish out our exciting day, Gabe and Selah made Texas Blind Snakes out of paper plates.
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