@anatess, I grew up with snakes. We lived in the midwest and would go out and catch Gardner snakes in our back yard. We had a cage of 13 at onetime. I would play outside with them and when the HS girls walked home from school, I would chase them down the street. One time during my mom's bridge club I brought up a skin that was just shed, the women left after that.
Now that I live in Fl, I am scared of them. I don't know the species enough to know if they are safe or not. I have them in my back yard all the time, mainly Black Racers (I do know those) but stay away from all of them just to be safe.
My son has a baby python and he is hooked, so I am sure someday there will be more at his house.
Always with me
This is Katze, our barn cat that turned into a princess overnight!
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Last edited by Alice Kable; 08-06-2011 at 02:37 PM.
@Alice Kable wow, that is a GORGEOUS kitty!!
Thank you @laurendoodler. She was so tiny and sick when we got her; she wasn't getting much to eat with 40 plus cats in that barn. I took her right to the vet to have her tested for feline leukemia and if negative shots. She is so affectionate. A huge neighbor cat keeps coming over and fighting/bullying her and a local fox would like a taste along with an owl.
Great to see all the other pets. I love all animals, but we only have the one bulldog (although we had a wild resident mouse last winter! and a blackbird we nicknamed Cheeky Bird used to come inside to steal out boy's food!)
Just btw @anatess, wonder if your husband (if he likes reading) has ever read any of the Gerald Durrell books. Durrell was a wild animal collector who loved all animals and established a zoo in Jersey (Island) near France. He was very popular in around the sixties and some of his many books about his collecting expeditions around the world (eg The Bafut Beagles, The Drunken Forest, The Overloaded Ark) and about his fantastic childhood in Corfu (My Family and Other Animals) are hilarious.
@hoegaandit, my husband hasn't read that author but one of his favorite books is We Bought A Zoo by Ben Mee that is a true story about Dartmoor Zoo. He was so excited about having his own zoo just like the Mee's! We just saw zookeeper and he was saying how that zoo is the perfect size. Lol.
I got Bullied and loving it!
Bella "Bullie" Rose, adopted on July 24, 2011