A while ago, one of the kids came rushing inside to tell me they saw a snake. So I dutifully went outside to look and brought the camera. Anthony was jumping up and down, screaming and dancing in his excitement. He is fascinated by snakes. It was in our backyard and was a little garter snake. It was also dead! So here it is:
About a week ago, one of the kids found a turtle. I went to see and there it was, stuck in the fence. The shell was a little too big to fit through, but it couldn't back up either. So after I took a picture, I put a stick by its head to see if it was a snapping turtle and then I lifted it up by one side until I could pull the shell through. Crazy!