The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain (jenni_the_odd) wrote,
The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain
jenni_the_odd

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It's critter season. This means:
Roaches (ew), spiders (AAAAHHHHHH! *KILL*), frogs/taods (whee!), lizards (whee!), and mosquitoes (*itch*).
All of these, of course, being Texas-sized. Read: HUGE.
I am afraid of spiders. I become a horrible sniveling wimp when confronted with spiders.
I wonder if there are any turtles in our yard. My brother found one, once. I looked up and it was crawling around the room while I was at my computer. I think it says something about my family's dealings with assorted wildlife that I just went: "cute!" and returned to my typing. We've also found hummingbirds, though they've been scarce lately. Every now and then I'll look out the window to see a rabbit in the neighbors yard, or an opossum waddling by. There's also the occasional rat, since this is an old house. I wish I could find a snake; I like snakes. There seems to be a distinct snake shortage around here.
Since our ditch is now swarming with tadpoles, we will soon be infested with teensy little frogs, roughly the size of the eraser on the end of a pencil. They're fascinating. We also have an abundance of toads, big bumpy ones with beautiful eyes that resemble copper foil. My dad is a wimp and he does not sharemy love of critters. He avoids the hamster and keeps telling me I will get warts from the frogs, hoping to discourage me. I haven't the heart to tell him I had frogs as pets a while back. Adorable little PacMan frogs, they were. I fed them minnows from the ditch, and they gobbled them gleefully. Frogs are also excellent listeners.
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