|L with her bug catcher she got for her 4th birthday.|
L has a thing for bugs, snakes, frogs, and pretty much anything creepy, crawly and slimy. We got her a bug catcher kit for her 4th birthday. It has the containers with air holes and magnifying glasses to see the bugs better. She's used it just about every day.
|A snail L caught.|
Today L caught a snail and put it in her bug catcher.
|L with a HUGE worm she found in the yard.|
A few weeks ago, she caught a frog. Unfortunately, it died, since she has not yet learned to be very gentle with them. She just grabs them and holds on tight. She frequently comes to me with a handful of bugs she wants me to hang on to for her, or spiders she's caught by the legs that she wants to keep.
I wish I had a picture of the big bull snake D caught on the day of the eclipse! It was 4 feet long- bigger than L. It escaped the terrarium we were keeping it in, and D was trying to catch it with a stick. L ran up to it, grabbed it around the middle and held it up. "Here daddy, I got it!" she said.
I love watching her love of all things crawly, but I get a little concerned. We've showed her the difference between a bull snake and a rattle snake, and we've shown her pictures of black widows. Still, she's so young, that I don't think she'd remember or have the impulse control to stop herself if she saw either one. At least she's having fun though!