Looking for Bears

Last week I went to visit Aunt Kathy in Mobile, Alabama.  She has about 40 acres of land located on a dirt road. 

To get to her house, I had to drive through a big mud puddle.  I actually went through the puddle four times.  Mom was not happy, but I thought it was a ton of fun. 

The water splashed onto the engine of my Jeep and it started to steam.  Mom was freaking out and thought the engine was smoking.  I tried to calm her down and explain the temperature gauge was in the normal range and it was just steam.  She didn’t believe me and was reluctant to stay in the vehicle.  

Eventually, we made it to Kathy’s house.  There are bears living on her property, so I went exploring the woods hoping to get a picture of one of the bears. 

Unfortunately, the only animal I found was a turtle.  I ended up getting covered in mud when I took its picture.  When I made it back to the house I was covered in dirt, mud, and sweat.  I smelled horrible, but I had planned for this and had an extra set of clothes that I could put on after taking a shower.

I really enjoy exploring Kathy’s property and maybe one day I will find those bears.

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Will Stop for Turtles

I am one of those people that will help turtles cross the road.

A few weeks ago, I was driving with Mom and Gwen in the Jeep.  We were on a four-lane highway and I spotted a turtle.  I pulled over and rushed to help the turtle get to his destination.

The turtle wasn’t happy about being picked up by me.  However, once we made it across the road he continued on his merry way.

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I can’t save all the animals in the world, but I can do my part and try to save some of the animals in the world.

Holding a Snake

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.