Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Friendly Critters

Love our little friends that live outside in our yard.
The adult black snake is the one that we rescued—see how he's caught in that netting? Jake cut him loose after I found him. Jake had the instinct reaction that most people do with snakes—he wanted to kill it. But when I showed him how he was caught and was sad that all the flies were all over him and how it was our fault because we hadn't cleaned up all the netting, Jake figured out how to cut him loose, and the snake slithered away. Such a happy ending.
adult black snake

praying mantis


pretty bugs

juvenile black rat snake

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