The other day we were outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Suddenly Kiki runs over towards me terrified. She could could barely get her words out “It’s a big worm, big worm.” I confirmed that she had indeed come in close contact with a large garter snake. In her words, “a daddy.”
Ever since then she will not go outside without socks and tennis shoes on (previous she was wearing flip flops). This day she carried a stick around with her to use against any snakes she might find. She is also “keeping an eye out” for them to protect Lulu. How sweet.