Earlier this week my husband was enjoying his morning coffee while watering the tomatoes when Sammy slid across his bare foot. I've got to tell you, even knowing it's a non-threatening snake, if that was me, my coffee cup would be broken on the ground as I ran in the opposite direction.
This morning I heard this little guy chirping but couldn't locate him. When I noticed the Mom Robin land on a grate with a worm, I knew he must be down in the window well. I took a box with me to the basement to put the baby in, but when I took off the screen and reached in, he just opened his mouth expecting a worm. I was able to easily pick him up and bring him outside. His mom waited as I set him in the grass; then they both ran into the garden. I like happy endings.
At any rate, there is quite a lot of animal activity right now. Although, having reinforced our borders, the itty bitty bunny that was making himself at home in the back yard, has relocated across the street under the deck of a family with four young children. He visits our front yard daily. Here he is taking a nap under a small wooden bridge in one of my planters, prior to his departure.