Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Hope You Aren't Afraid of Snakes!

B's cub scouts had a special guest at the pack meeting, the critter guy. Critter guy had lots of critters to show the kids, many of them they got to hold.

First he started with a kid favorite the tarantula. In Denver there is a place called the Butterfly Pavilion where my kids had held a tarantula before. B and FiFi both volunteered and got chosen to hold the tarantula but those pictures did not turn out well (the meeting was in a church basement and the lighting is not great).

Then critter guy passed around a skink for the kids to hold. Surprisingly most kids jumped right in and held the skink.

Looks like B found a new friend

FiFi was not afraid

Hubby and the snake

Next were the snakes and there were lots of them. Critter guy was wearing a fishing vest and kept pulling a new snake out of every pocket.

Hubby was very comfortable holding the snakes, me on the other hand, I did not want it to get any closer to me.

I am not scared, per se but not really interested in holding it. Mice on the other hand, I would've screamed and ran the other way.

All the kids really had a great time and even learned a thing or two.

So what are you scared of? Snakes, spiders, mice, something else?


Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Why is the little girl behind FiFi dressed like "the hills are alive"?

Kat said...

Wow you've got a brave family! I am scared of snakes!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Fifi is looking so old! I guess the closest thing I can think of is my dislike towards spiders. I don't love spiders but I wouldn't say I am afraid of them either.

Gina said...

I'd hold a snake anyday...but a bat would have me running. I am petrified of them.

The Crap Blog Detective said...

Not sure how you can be scared of small wiggly things, yet still have 3 kids.

I'm a Mom!..? said...

That just made my skin crawl!!!