Yes, this is what my hubby brought home to our son, Aaron...a baby garter snake. I know a lot of you are screaming "EEK!", but it really is harmless. The little thing is nothing more than a glorified earthworm. My husband found it caught in a spider web at his fire station, if that tells you just how small this snake is. We have had a hard time finding things to feed it because its mouth is so small. Aaron has to dig up really small earthworms for this teenie little snake. He also named him Sneaky. I find that name rather appropriate and very cute.
At my husbands fire station, there has been a stray, feral cat that has been hanging around for a few months. He's been putting food out for her but can't get his hands on her. She recently showed up with a few kittens. Now, hubby has caught and taken on the task of taming these little wild cats. The calmer of the three, he brought home on Halloween to be part of our family.
I hear you saying "aaahh" now. I named her Boo because he brought her home on Halloween. She is proving to be quite the handful, although she is impoving daily. Compared to our other cats, I consider her a "needy" cat. She has to have someone in her vision all the time. She doesn't mind vocalizing her disapproval either.
Like all little kittens, she is adorable and very playful. Junior has a good playmate to keep him busy. I do think she's even learning how to manipulate him.
With all these animals on our farm, I'm praying that no one brings anything else home.