"Preach the gospel at all times; if necessary, use words." Saint Francis of Assisi

Friday, February 29, 2008

Garrett and the snake

On our recent camping trip to the waterfalls Garrett stumbled upon this: A big fat hairy snake complete with, as noted on the left, his head lopped off. Someone had, thankfully, found and put an end to the snake threat before our kids found him. After they found it, Garrett and Carys came running back to the tent asking for the camera to take a picture of a snake. Being the concerned parents that we are, Benay and I gave them the camera, told them to be careful and they were off again. When we finally got down where they were to see the snake he was pretty scary looking. He was fairly long and thick. Garrett, being all boy, began moving it around and taking other pictures of it. It sure is fun to play with a DEAD snake. The funniest picture turned out to be this one: The sign says, "Children should be accompanied and watched by their parents or someone responsible."

We liked the idea of the next family that came through, reading the sign and seeing the big snake hanging over it. That would've been a good reminder for the kids that don't like to obey, don't you think? Yeah, that's what Garrett was doing......teaching other kids to be obedient. Sounds good doesn't it?

We are thankful that someone got to it and killed it before we met him because as Anderson said later, at least ten different times, "THAT'S ONE NASTY SNAKE!"

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