Saturday, July 17, 2010

Texas Creatures

Moving from one climate-type to another, I was nervous about the creatures I would encounter (ie- roaches and spiders). I have been a little surprised at the things I've seen so far. One night I came home from the grocery store. I walked up to the front door and to my surprise was a frog sitting on the front door! He was so cute!

A week or so ago, I walked down our half gravel driveway to get the mail. I noticed something moving on the ground. I wasn't sure what it was but it had claws and what I thought was a lobster tail. It was on its hind legs with its claws open ready to fight. I came back to the house and told Tyson that there was a lobster in our driveway! He laughed and went out to see what it was. He came back in and told me it was a crawfish. Aren't fish supposed to be in water? :)

A couple of nights ago Tyson and I were sitting in the livingroom with the lights off watching tv. I saw something out of the corner of my eye moving on the wall. I looked over and saw it move again. I told Tyson who jumped up and turned the light on. It was a lizard!! On our wall!! It was just a little gecko who ran like the dickens. Lawson was still trying to go to sleep so I went in there and told him to come see the lizard. The 3 of us finally caught the little guy after about 5 minutes and then threw him out onto the grass.

I'm hoping this is the extent of the "creatures" I will come across. I can't handle big spiders and gross roaches, although I have seen a couple of cocroaches. Bleh!


Trenholms said...

I hate to inform you, this is only the beginning...! Just be thankful you haven't seen tarantulas, rattlesnakes, or scorpions yet! But you'll be ok. lol.

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Elisa said...

having grown up in Texas I can tell you, just wait - eekkk! I have killed more roaches then anyone should have to. That is one of the main reasons I don't think I could move back to Texas....sigh....I do miss Texas though!

Sam said...

that would terrify me. yuck yuck and yuck. I found a snake in my backyard the other day though :) I'll call sometime this week... my sis leaves tomorrow and I'm just trying to get us back on a schedule. miss you :)