As part of the building blitz, we can't forget to mention the beautiful deck that my dear father managed to frame out for us in the last 1 hour of daylight of his building trip.............way to go Dad! It took Mat and I a while to finish it as it was a pretty complicated design on a very steep slope, but we are happy to say that the deck is now complete with a beautiful mango tree in the middle of it. I also just hung up some hummingbird feeders to really top it off!
So far in our deck's mango tree we have had two snake encounters! For those of you fearful of snakes, beware the deck! The first snake was a beautiful little Blunt-headed Treesnake (But don't worry Moms, non-poisonous!) and the second was a large Bird-eating Treesnake (also non-poisonous Moms!) They sure like that mango tree. The second snake actually fell out of the tree onto our signal booster line unexpectedly while I was working on my computer in the office. All of a sudden the cable starting waving back and forth out of the blue and there was a large snake curling on it! I guess he missed whatever bird or bird egg he was trying to eat...............Look at Mat go! He is getting more comfortable with snakes. This Bird-eating one was pretty big, even I was a bit nervous to grab it, and it quickly started making its way off the deck so I yelled for Mat to grab it, and he did! (After I confirmed that it wasn't poisonous!)
This sure is an exciting place for a herpetologist to be!