-when the season changes, you see ‘movement’ of animals as well as flora
Ace was barking his fool head off, which is usually nothing. He likes to bark. He barks at me. He barks at everybody and everything.
He was went to a higher pitched sort of panic and I went out. I thought that the men who were coming to chop up the big oak Spike and I fell the other day had shown up.
I head out of my patio door and step on a cockroach. Then, as I see a coiled fox snake within the door-swing area but I hear a scooching noise behind and whip around to see a toad in Ace’s food pan. -it’s a bread pan, we recycle, yo
WHAT THE FUCK, YOU LOT, WITHIN A METRE OF MY DOOR?
Instead of doing what I should’ve (grab the snake first), I had my phone, so I took a picture of the toad.
Then I turned around and the snake had gone behind the drain-pipe. I tried to get him out but he went into the hole at the bottom. They’re fast bastards, particularly on concrete. Now I have a snake 2 feet from my door, which has gaps all around. This is how y’uns’ll recall -the 3 regular readers that I ended up with a black snake in my kitchen.
-background’s a dustpan