I've read before that children are most likely to glean their own fears from what their mothers fear. If a mother climbs up on the table and screams when a spider darts across the floor, it wouldn't be surprising if later in life, her children did the same. As for snakes? Well, we love snakes.
He was sure one feisty garter snake. He wriggled and writhed and when it didn't work, latched on to my finger. Garter snakes do have teeth to help them pull down their meals and though I'm sure he was giving it his all, he had the biting force of a cotton puff.
It was all chuckles and grins until the snake decided to try again a previously unsuccessful tactic:
|Claire had already lost interested and was trying to lure the cats out through the kitty door.|