I found this sight to be too funny.
I am pretty sure when Maisy decided to perch up here on the lanai counter top that “Freedie the Freeloader” was tucked away in his little den.
When anyone gets near his home, he generally likes to come out and see what is going on….
The cat was oblivious to the snake watching her….
About Freddie The Freeloader, our albino corn snake.
I know most people are freaked out by snakes. I usually am too.
We have had him for about 4 years. (a rescue) and he is clearly the easiest, lowest maintenance pet we have. Mostly because I don’t do anything with him. I have never touched him.
The kids and Jeff feed him and clean out his cage. He spends most of the year on the lanai, the colder months he is in the playroom. (always in his cage)
He does not make any noise. He really likes when the kids take him out and let him slide and slither all over the ground. I don’t think he even has teeth.
He sheds about 4X a year, so he is growing. He is approx 4 1/2 ft long.
He did escape one time. Clearly the cats had been sitting on the top of his cage and the screen broke through.
He was missing for about 5 hours and one of the cats found him for us in some plants around the pool. The cat did not even try to hurt him. She was just staring at him.
Since then, I ball up pieces of tin foil and set it on the top of his cage, the cats are afraid of tin foil.
How did we end up with this little guy?
Three years ago on Christmas day, as I was sick in bed.
(It ain’t Christmas until someone is sick, that year it was my turn.)
Jeff and the girls went to visit a cousin. The cousin had this snake in a tiny cage.
And it was not being taken care of properly. The girls begged. Jeff gave in.
They came home and “surprised” me.
“It is better to beg for forgiveness, than to ask permission”