Do you ever wonder what stores like Staples or Best Buy throw into the trash? I do, which is why I decided to go dumpster diving. I found all sorts of interesting things, but most of the items were not worth the effort to salvage.
However, I did find an “EXIT” sign. The outer frame was in great condition, but the red letters were cracked. I took the frame home, cleaned it, removed the broken letters, and replaced them with red construction paper. Then I hung it up over my garage door.
I think it looks pretty cool.
I was wondering what it would be like to hold a snake. I went to Animal Trax in Madison, Alabama, because they specialize in reptiles.
I talked with the store clerk about why someone would want to have a pet snake. They don’t interact with their owners much and they just seem to hang out in their cages all day. The clerk gave me a list of reasons, but I still don’t see the attraction.
She let me hold an adult Ball Python, because they tend to be docile. The first thing I noticed was the skin felt smooth and soft. The snake is also strong and muscular. I could feel the muscles contracting and relaxing as the snake wrapped around my hand and started to slide up my arm.
I thanked the store clerk, bought some dog treats, and headed home. It was an interesting experience.