Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Snake on my foot

I had a snake fall on my foot yesterday, in my studio, in the middle of investing. It was a baby, and oddly felt soft and warm. Then again, I'm not sure how much feeling is actually in the top of your foot. It apparently slid off of the cardboard box of investment, not the kind I had used just a few minutes earlier.

I was quite proud of myself. I didn't even scream, but a quick reaction of shaking it off my foot and then watched it slither lazily off in the corner behind some boxes and other stuff - I was much more concerned with my investing and making sure it didn't get messed up.

There is something instinctual about knowing if a snake is venomous or not. At least for me and the few times I've had close encounters of the snake kind. I'm not necessarily a snake lover, but there was just something cute and gentle about this little guy. Apparently it must have been an eastern kingsnake, although I can't find a photo of that was exactly like mine. My attention was divided a bit though and maybe they weren't spots, but more like a stripe? Little, black with yellow spots on its back was what I saw, and its little pink tongue. Aww, baby snake on my foot. (ps, the photo is NOT the snake I saw, but it is an eastern kingsnake.)


kerin rose said...

is he going to grow up in your basement?...( if so, then he's gonna need a name!)

Beth Cyr said...

ha ha! I don't know. I really kind of hope not. just outside the studio would be fine... keep away other critters, but leave me alone. If he'd been much bigger I don't think I would have had the same mild reaction! He was probably about a foot long? but curved up quite a bit, so its kind of hard to say.

Victoria Takahashi said...

a foot long!????
i thought you meant he was bout 5" or something cute!?

Beth Cyr said...

it was really skinny - like pinky size and when it fell on my foot it was kind of in a double up squiggle. it totally would have fit in my hand.

Christina said...

holy hell, you didn't scream. i think you know what my reaction would be.

a few years ago i had a snake (HUGE) in my yard, sticking it's head in the dryer vent. i actually called the police (ummm, yeah, this was prior to my dfcs days when i didn't know any better). then i called robert who said he would NOT help me. hmmmm. it was not a fun experience.