Walk with Millie
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 9 May 2011 22:53
A Trot with Millie
Millie settled us in our stunning bedroom, made frozen strawberry daiquiri to go and off we went for a stroll around before supper. The fountain in the lake nearby made us giggle as this is another first for us 'Beware of the Alligators' sign.
We walked down to the shoreline and saw a chum dock, by the waterway the wildlife, however we wandered along and.............
We came to a sudden halt, stretched all across our path was this quite attractive chap. Not knowing what he was we gave him a wide birth, later I looked him up. The Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata), or Red Rat Snake, is a North American species of Rat Snake that subdues its small prey by constriction. The name "Corn Snake" is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib. Rats and mice came to the corn crib to feed on the corn, and Corn Snakes came to feed on the rodents. The Oxford English Dictionary cites this usage as far back as 1676. Corn Snakes are found throughout the southeastern and central US. Their docile nature, reluctance to bite, moderate adult size 3.9–5.9 feet, attractive pattern and comparatively simple care make them popular pet snakes. In the wild, they usually live around 6-8 years, but in captivity can live to be up to 23 years old. Don't think Bear will be putting one on his Christmas letter to Santa somehow.
Walking back toward Millie's Condo we were impressed with the layout, neatness and the many well cared for flowers
A quick stop in the childrens play park as Bear saw an opportunity too good to miss
Millie showed us a short cut via the pool, complete with BBQ area. When we got in I was allowed to hit the laundry. WOW a light in the tumble dryer
Soon Bill was downstairs at the BBQ to cook steaks in a wonderful marinade. The table looked too good not to take a picture
ALL IN ALL A HUGE 'THANK YOU' TO MILLIE AND BILL