Jun 13, 2005
It's The Circle of Life
I was coming out of the bathroom the other night when I was stopped dead in my tracks by what looked like a baby snake on the floor. I tried to look as closely as possible without getting too close. Maybe it was just a piece of a shoe string? Not willing to risk stepping over the snake-like shoestring and being somewhat trapped in the bathroom I yelled for my husband. Detecting the sheer terror in my voice he came quickly. Upon further inspection he went to the garage for a push broom and dustpan. We both concluded whatever it was, it was dead.
He began to try sweeping the thing into the dustpan. Had it continued it's Oscar winning performance as a dead snake, it might still be alive today. But NOOOOOO...it had to start slithering REALLY FAST toward ME! And I had no place to go. Uncontrollable screams erupted from me, echoing against the bath tile. But, alas, my knight with shining dust pan killed the snake and I was left with tiger-fighting adrenaline coursing through my veins and feeling squeamishly shivery.
Of course, my first thought after that was how did a snake get in the house. And...if there's a baby in the house...where's the mama? And how big is the mama? All quite discomforting thoughts, I assure you. Especially right before bedtime.
Anyway, since then I've been thinking about geckos.
What do geckos have to do with snakes? Well, about five years ago we started seeing geckos around the house. They're kinda cute and for the most part they keep to themselves. And once we had the geckos we didn't see ANY other bugs, no spiders, no crickets...nothing! It was great. And there didn't seem to be any downside to the geckos except when they happened to be hanging on to the front door when it got slammed. Ewwwww!
But this spring I noticed...alas...no geckos. And no other bugs either...hmmmm...
You know it's all a "circle of life" kinda thing going on...but in the back of my mind I've been thinking...what eats geckos? I think I have my answer now.
Wonder what eats snakes?
Posted by Karyn Lyndon at 6/13/2005 10:37:00 AM