It has been almost two weeks since I last posted. I never do this but I've had personal issues to deal with and school and house and getting ready for a little vacation. We have still been busy with out math and reading. We have added science in and geography. I love having nature studies when something comes across our path. This time what came across our path was a baby. A baby what? A baby snake. Yep, I said snake. You can be sure that I will post a picture.
Let me explain...my youngest has always had a hard time getting to bed. He is one of those that gets up and has to explain this or that. I send him to bed then he comes back and tells me something else. Comes back for a hug and an extra prayer. Well, this one time he was heading to his bed again and I heard him scream and run and yell, "snake" in the loudest voice I've ever heard come out of him. Ok, so I'm thinking a snake. Big snake. Mean snake. Nope it was a baby. I guess to him a snake is a snake. It is no more than 12 inches. Although I didn't even try to measure this one. He is a ferocious little booger. He kept on striking at me so in he went into our alway ready and trusty little pet carrier.
So now we have a pet for a while. We checked our Texas Snake ID guide to see if we could figure out what he is and we have come up with a Texas Rat Snake. It is non venomous but is mean. They climb up trees and look for baby birds for a snack. By the way, I let the first one out yesterday. Yes, I said first! We have number 2 hold up in our glass aquarium. I wonder how many more will show up for a visit and a scare.