The Zoo

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Yesterday, I made the joke that our house was more or less a giant snake and a small crocodile away from having our own zoo. A giant snake and a small crocodile are not in the cards at the moment, but the joke is less an exaggeration than you’d think.

It’s already been suggested that I provide more details on that. So…

1 Giant DogTM, a 9+ year old Saint Bernard who, reference notwithstanding, is actually on the small size for his breed.

3 cats, ranging in age from 7 to 10.

2 small fish tanks. One of which is a shrimp tank, really, with a couple of small algae eaters in it to help.

A metre-tall paludarium that will eventually, after it’s finally put together and planted to my wife’s satisfaction inside, contain poison dart frogs. Sometime after the shutdowns are over, of course.

9 Ball Pythons

2 Corn Snakes

Representatives of:

6 different species of lizard

2 different species of spider, though only one is really large enough to look at yet.

14 small and one large Asian Forest Scorpion, though Mama doesn’t like her picture taken.

So, anyone want to disagree with the word zoo? Maybe menagerie is the right word?

Be well, everyone.

And take care of your critters, too.

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Lance
Lance Schonberg is an eclectic genre fiction author with more than two dozen stories published or on the way. 2019 is the year he dives into independent publishing, starting with "Thorvald's Wyrd", "Skip To My Luu", and "Turn the World Around". And he needs a more exciting short bio.

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