Unlikely: a snake encounter at the library

Last summer, my kids and I attended an event at the library to learn about and meet live snakes. The snake expert brought several snakes from his collection for show and tell.

It was an entertaining talk, but the best part was when he brought out the various kinds of snakes he took out of black plastic bins. This was an opportunity for the audience to pet, hold, and take pictures with them.

Some rules applied: do not scream, do not pet its head, and do not look straight into its eyes. I didn’t even want to know what would happen if those rules were broken.

Anyhow, I would’ve been happy to admire and only take pictures, but my kids talked me into putting this humongous snake around my shoulders. So here I am in the picture below with my very nervous smile.