Geckos and Ants and Snakes, Oh My!!!
Today I had one of those "wildlife experience" days. I am learning to deal with creepy crawlies. The hard way. I lifted up a plastic bag today and found a teensy little gecko. He was so little and cute, but I did kindly ask him to leave. Geckos eat bugs and stuff, so I don't mind having them around, but when they pop out of nowhere all of a sudden, I have to give a look of consternation. Then came the ants. When I was in Costa Rica, I often found trails of ants heading to a miniscule crumb. If one finds a bit of something to eat, he calls his buddies and it becomes like a frat party gone wild. Finally, the topping on the cake came tonight when walking around a corner I was surprised/horrified to find a snake in the house. Ok, it was really small, but still, it was a snake. I couldn't get ahold of my landlord upstairs. And I had no idea what to do with it. I corralled it into the bathroom with a broom, and then began to sweat profusely. Finally I got ahold of my landlord and he came down and saved the day with a broom and dustpan and a toss off the patio. The snake lives to see another day. We sealed up the spot where I think the snake got in and the good thing in all of this is that I think that if it happened again, I would be able to deal with it on my own as long as it's not an anaconda. Take THAT, snakes!! *Clint Eastwood squint*