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?


Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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.

Anonymous 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!!!