I’m just asking because I have a little wager going on with Billy and Chris. If I lose, I’ll have to give them more DUM DUM Pops (courtesy of Kit and Jerry). If I win, well, I’ll get the satisfaction of being right about something here in the Wild Kingdom of Texas. I’m sure they’ll get all the Pops they want either way. It’d just be a moral victory for me.
Here’s how it went. The guys came in for their new tour around 1 am.
Chris is the Worm on the bottom of the Underdogs post.
Billy is a character.
They got in pretty late but still were feeling lively.
Billy said: “You’ve got yourself a little snake there.”
Because if it was Billy, I thought he was kidding, but no, I did have myself a little something.
It looked like a skinny night-crawler, moved like a snake and smelled like rotten eggs, or worse. Since I was in the process of writing the Underdogs post about Worms when they pulled up, I thought it would be a good idea to take a picture of it.
It wasn’t. I caught it, twice.
Of course it was squirmy and I didn’t have my camera so I had to bring it inside, where, I’m not kidding, it made the whole room smell like rotten eggs, or worse. I keep saying that because that’s the worst smell I can think of at the moment and it smelled worse.
It’s actually amazing anything that small, 10-12 inches, could smell that awful! I had to wash my hand about 11 times to get the scent off.
Anyway, I got the camera, took the slithery thing back outside, took pictures and watched him slink away to live to grow bigger another day. With no visible sign of a mouth, it sure looked like a worm to me. The guys still maintained that it was a snake. (I do think they were slightly impressed that I picked it up. ) So, here’s a picture.
What do you say, baby snake or worm? I’m thinking a worm that crawled through, or came from, something really nasty? Can Texas worms slither like lightning across a hard pack road?
I Googled Smelly Worms and Smelly Snakes.
There seem to be a wide variety of both. So cast your vote – my reputation as a worm handler is on the line.
I don’t think this looks at all like a snake. But then, I’ve never seen a newborn snake.
I have to say, though, that in the Midwest, the worms were a lot slower.