Parenting Tip # 5864

January 4, 2007

Don’t let your children name the snake food. :o(

“Stuart!” yells Little Jon when he sees the uneaten meal.

Not good, folks. Not good.

There’s nothing like the love of a three-year-old to make you hope that somehow your California King Snake decides that lettuce makes for a good meal.



  1. Funny-scary story, Angela. When my daughter was little, she had a pet chameleon, to which she fed crickets. Impatient that the chameleon would take a few days to eat a single cricket, she once dumped about five crickets into the tank all at once, to see what would happen.

    Overnight, the crickets ate the chameleon. She freaked at first, but quickly figured out that she now had pet crickets to which she fed chameleons. We figured that this lesson, that the food chain was really all about point of view, would prepare her for a career in politics one day.

  2. Eew, disturbing, Al! Reminds me of the time I saw a chicken eating a cooked chicken wing. I don’t think one ever gets over a sight like that…

  3. Al ~ Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! Now that’s an optimist in the making. Did she go into politics? I thought that politicians and optimists were mutually exclusive. 🙂

    Lonie ~ Good to see you! The chicken eating the chicken wing might be the worst of the three. Yikes! Reminds me of that movie with the rugby players who crashed in the Andes. Very sad and disturbing. I don’t think I could get over seeing something like that either.

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