Tuesday, September 20, 2011

urban hunting

After school and some homework, Abbott headed to the neighbor’s, to see if he could play. Shortly thereafter, I heard him running through the house, shouting, ‘I’m grabbing my camera! (Neighbor) just spotted a snake and is keeping his eye on it until I come back.’ A couple of minutes later, I ambled out the door in their general direction; all three (my two plus neighbor) kids at that point were running around the neighbor’s yard looking for the snake that had apparently slithered away. They wanted to know what snakes eat, in order to lure and trap one. I told them I had no idea, and then wondered if that is something I ought to know. In they came to google search about snake diets, and disappeared again moments later. Alexi told me, long ago, there are no poisonous snakes in Western Washington so I guess I’m going to go with that, and continue enjoying this sunny late summer afternoon silence.

4 comments:

Nicola said...

So much curious fun. And oh my, Abbott is getting so tall!

KPiep said...

My brother was a grand snake hunter. He once (when he was about the age of your boy) brought a six foot black snake up to the house - completely freaking my mother out because he brought it within yards of her chicken pen. Good times.

And when I worked at the girls home one of the residents spent 75% of her time finding creepy crawlies out in the grass. At one point I lot track of how many baby snakes she brought into my office.

Francesca said...

Not fond of snakes. We have vipers here, are strict outdoor rules in the warm season against barefooted-ness and grabbing things that are not in full view. I can't believe how close you're to the water. That's it: a water snake! An eel, we eat them, they don't eat us :)

Laura said...

I wonder that too, "Is this something I ought to know?" My husband is the keeper of all useless trivia, and sometimes as a parent, I envy him.