Some of you may remember our adventure last summer with Sammy. Well, yesterday, Mom was outside with the little bipeds who were having fun on the playset. Mom was upset because she was seeing lots of great photo ops but her camera's battery was dead. She left the little ones with their Mom supervising and headed inside to set the battery on its charger. As she came back outside, she noticed that Thunder Dunder was having a lot of fun flipping something up in the air. She thought it was one of these banana-peel thingies that fall out of the trees.
BUT then the kidlets' Mom screamed, "Mom, he has a snake!!!" Sure enough, TD had found a mini-version of last year's Sammy - maybe an offspring? Mom told TD to "leave it" and amazingly enough, he did. Mom is petrified of snakes but was more worried about TD getting bit. So she used her foot (they are big - size 10 1/2) to kick it out by the edge of the fence. Then she thought to herself -"I need a pic of this". So she raced inside to grab the camera and replace the battery, hoping all the while that it had enough juice to snag a pic or two. Meanwhile the other big biped kept an eye on TD and the kidlets. At the same time, Mom grabbed a broom.
Here is a pic of the slithering hisser.
And of course, here is Mr. Curiosity himself, thinking maybe there was time for some more fun before Mom got to his new friend.
By this time, Mom had gone outside the fence with her broom. She let the snake slither around the handle and tossed him repeatedly until he was close to the storm drain. Then she pushed him down the drain. Who knows where we will find him next?
And all Mom kept saying was, "Stupid camera, that would have made a fantastic video!"
Woos, the OP Pack