Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Newest Member of Our Family

Please meet the newest member of our family--Schwa:


Schwa is a common Garter Snake. We think she's female, and we think she's almost full-grown. C. had been promised a snake for her birthday, and after researching it, she chose a Garter Snake. But since Garters are native to Wisconsin, we couldn't buy one in a pet store. One of the employees there whispered to us that most people just catch them! So we tried a few times, but were lucky enough to have Grandpa catch one on Monday. G. drove out and got Schwa yesterday. So far she seems to be fitting in quite nicely, and she seems to like her home--spending equal time in her "house" (box), "pool" (water dish), and hanging out on her stick.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

Not sure I'd want a snake in my house! Glad it is adapting well to it's new home.

New Mama said...

I had a garter snake growing up. They're not as snake-y as you might think...they're kind of cute. :)

Katie said...

Cool! That is a big one.

Stefaneener said...

So COOL! You will not regret this. But wait -- wild snake = live food? Erp. She is a drop-dead beauty. How is she handling?

Maybe she knows where Zipper is?

Abby said...

Yikes! Well, at least she won't shed!