Friday, July 07, 2006

KERMITS GALORE, GOLDFISHES EATEN?

What a pleasure to see the little green kermits, with their equally little 'coattails', come out of the water to sit on top of the water lily leaves...

They rest on the leaftops for a while, acclimatizing themselves to the new 'air' environment...

Before long, they go a-hopping around the garden...

Meanwhile, my missus reported to me that she has seen snakes prowling in our pond...

Four different occasions on four different days...

And, usually around three in the afternoon...

By her description of their lengths and sizes, there is more than one...

The patterns on the snakes apparently suggest that they are 'mamushi' (Japanese Copperhead)...

Poisonous snakes, that is...

Yeeee...

And, for the past few days, we have not seen our three goldfishes...

Oh dear... have the copperheads had them for snacks?

Oh... my kawaii kingyo-chan...

Where are you??