And now Coleridge brings in anything and everything he catches. Remember the robin? Well, that was a pleasant surprise compared with today's little number:
I do not like snakes. Especially in my house. At least I was right there when he brought it inside, and I didn't find it later coiled around Liam's leg or something.
But still. It was a snake. In my kitchen.
I snapped a quick picture, then swished it to the laundry room and out the back door with a broom.
Then I googled it. To be sure there wasn't a poisonous snake now lurking in my backyard.
Turns out he was a harmless worm eater. A Prairie Ringneck Snake.
I found a great Arkansas snake identification page called Herps of Arkansas. Apparently, there are a lot of snake varieties in our area. This is making me even more squeamish than the little one in the kitchen. There are a lot out there...