Text messages you really don’t want to get while you’re in a meeting:
Husband: We have a SNAKE!!!! It lives off our front porch. M and I are going to name it Destro.
Me: Oh dear. Not cool. What did you do? What kind?
Husband: Very cool!!! Took pictures.
Me: We better not have a new pet when I get home. . .
My husband did a little online research, and it turns out this is a Juvenile Texas Rat Snake. Thankfully, not poisonous, although known to be aggressive. Let’s just hope it’s starving. . .
Photo: Icky snake off my front porch that I’m refusing to call by it’s so-called name, Destro (2007)