L: The boys were in the backyard and I was in the kitchen and I look out to see Griffin holding a snake!
Me: Does he still have it?
L: No, both boys are inside now.
Me: What did the snake look like?
L: It was not a little snake, Emily! It was big snake!!
Me: Ok, what color is the snake? (trying to quickly determine if it were venomous, but knowing it wasn't likely to be)
L: It is about two fingers around. It's not little!!
Me: Ok, but what color is it? Black? Brown?
L: Black with yellow on it.
Me: Ok, then everything is ok. It's not venomous.
L: I was cleaning up the kitchen and looked out the window at the boys in the backyard, and there Griffin stood with a snake coiled up in his hands. I thought it was a toy snake. Griffin started yelling, "Look, Lana! A big worm!" I went outside because I thought he wanted me to pretend to see his snake. But as I walked toward him I realized that the snake was moving! It's body was coiled up and it's head was raised up!
Me: (Laughing uncontrollably)
L: I'm still shaking. It scared me to death!
Me: Did the snake bite him or did he just drop it?
L: I yelled, "DROP IT!! DROP IT!!" and I think it scared him so badly that he jumped and dropped it. I got both boys inside and locked the door.
Me: (Still laughing)
|The king snake that Griffin caught. It was about 2 feet long. Fairly small for a king snake, but big enough to upset the babysitter.|