Daniel was on the phone in the basement last night when we heard, "HOLY CRAP! MOM! THERE'S A SNAKE IN HERE!" So of course we all go galloping into the room. Daniel jumped out and said that it went behind the dresser. My husband is yelling at everyone to get out of the room. I went to get a flashlight. I couldn't see anything under the dresser except an electrical cord. My husband asked Daniel what color the snake was. Daniel thought it was black.
"Are you sure you didn't just see the electrical cord?" he asked.
"Dad, I think I know what a snake is when I see one!"
Finally I see some movement under the dresser, and it's a tiny little garter snake. After some poking & prodding we trapped it with tupperware and got it outside.
Too bad. It could have eaten all the crickets!
The good news is that Daniel's pump arrived today! Woo hoo!
We will go through training next week, and are planning to do the pump start on the 15th.
I'll have to find some space to store all this stuff!