You all sure had on your Smarty Pants yesterday--indeed, that was a snake skin that Felix was smelling!
Mommy found it at work the other night and brought it home for us to
Our Mommy--we don't care what people say--she's alright.
We were fascinated by the snake skin! Since we've lived here we've caught (and brought indoors--ed.) two small sidewinder rattlesnakes but for some reason the peeps
start screaming and running for brooms and boxes won't let us give 'em a thorough investigation. Talk about a buzz kill.
So we were thrilled to check out the next best thing--the snake's overcoat! Although Rupert was a wee bit freaked out by it...but he was rescued from the Outside so maybe he had a bad time with a snake before.
Sweet Pea and CC loved it...Miss Pea was leaping and swatting at it the minute Mommy brought it in the house, so much so that Mommy had to store it in the closet until photo time!
Johnny, on the other paw, was not as enthusiastic.
The skin was over three feet long, and very slender, all the way down to the tip, so this wasn't a rattlesnake skin--more likely a bull snake, which are non-venomous. (Mommy sees those all the time at work.)
See Felix? He thundered down the tree, in hot pursuit.
And this is the last photo of the skin in it's entirety! Mommy suspects quite a bit of it "went down" in the night as there were large sections missing the next day, but we're not telling.
Interestingly, the same evening that Mommy found the snake skin at work she discovered a medium-sized live rattler when she was out doing a plant check. So, per usual she went and got the snake pole to move it into the desert...picture this: cell phone in one hand, pole in the other, and a sidewinder ten feet away. Unfortunately for you guys, common sense over-rode her desire to document the event, so we don't have any footage to show you of an angry rattler...and according to Mommy he was pretty pissed off about being moved.
Oh well...at least we got a skin.
XX The Lounge Kats XX