“Hey, Tom! Looks like we need to replace the weather stripping--wha-at is that?" I said as I looked closer at the now open sliding door.
I took the end of the flattened black strip and pulled it out from under the door-- a long, black, slightly crumpled indigo snake. Just the thing to kick start my early morning, with a foggy head, before my coffee.
I quivered as I went outside, depositing the smelly snake in the bushes. I was also thinking of the many times we leave the doors open to get some early morning cool air into our warm house. What are we inviting in that we don’t know about?
When we first moved into our home, I found two scorpions in our bedroom. It’s easy for skinny creatures to creep onto the lanai, with the open grooves in the pool decking leading out from the pool cage enclosure.
I’ve thought of plugging up the outside channels to keep snakes and wolf spiders from creeping onto the decking--nothing like seeing a questionable snake, sunning itself by the pool--or a huge furry spider tucked under the pool coping.
I have some cleaning to do in the house. What’s lurking in the corners?