After church yesterday we had a swim and then an ice cream cone for a treat
I sat down to enjoy it, Ella joined me and then Eli backed up and sat down-he is wanting to be social now and it was wonderful to savor!
Saturday morning the guys took the kids outside to stack some wood-Cassandra and I took the opportunity, rare as it is, to do a quick sewing project. We made a sport skirt with a cotton ribbed waistband. We got it done just as Caleb knocked on our window to come out....
To see what he found at the bottom of the wood pile!
After a quick jump back, he and Bill assessed it, deemed it non-venomous and so he tried to catch it!
(Just for a good relocation!)
It was s5'3" long-a rat snake. Great for killing rodents but also known as a chicken snake because it will empty nest boxes of eggs!
The kids did touch it finally but they were not glad to see this guy.
We watched it slither away into the woods!
(It was quite aggressive which surprised us. It coiled, struck and shook its tail to prevent Caleb from catching it....pretty sneaky to mimic a rattler!)