Microscope – by Karen

21 Apr

Check out Finn’s manly response to this miniature snake Richard found in the garden today. A young Steve Irwin in the making!

Since it seemed all botanical and microscopy,  I thought I would write about the snake for this week’s topic. After its ordeal with us, we did release it back into the garden pit, but someone else on the internet put theirs under a scope:

“It’s a thrill to see two black minute eyes staring back.”

Wikipedia tells me there are scales over those eyes, which is why the snake gives off a very blind vibe. I’m surprised Richard (who discovered it while digging) actually realised it was not an earthwormy, centipedey type of thing. But the way it wiggles gives it away. So strange to see something so small move like a snake. It also feels dry and smooth to the touch, and you can see the tiny scales.

Woe betide you if you are a biologist of my acquaintance. With surprising frequency, I will be discovering strange animals and bringing them to your attention on Facebook for immediate identification.


2 Responses to “Microscope – by Karen”

  1. Tabitha April 22, 2012 at 5:05 am #

    “Don’t let him come in!” SLAM.

    Awesome. I’m with you, Finn.

  2. Suzysiu April 29, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    According to social networking tools, your family seem to be discovering snakes ALL the time. Is it a special interest or just so common?

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