stories from home
Girl Scout Gets Stuck
Everet Ella Smith
One day, while I was walking with
my Mom and my baby brother, I found a green snake, and I took it
home. I named her Girl Scout, because she was green like a Girl
I needed a place to keep her, so I used a glass terrarium
that I already had. I had gotten the terrarium from the Sandhills
Area Land Trust yard sale. I had my worm snake in the terrarium
when I put Girl Scout into the terrarium, which I cleaned before
I put my snakes in. Dad and I got some twigs and branches to put
in the terrarium, so Girl Scout could have something to slither
and climb on.
I had to put a screen over the top, because I didn't
have a top and Girl Scout was long enough to get out. My mom and
I used duct tape to hold down the screen.
But that very night Girl Scout tried to escape. Then
the next morning I saw my snake and shouted, "Mom, Dad there
is a major problemo."
Girl Scout had gotten stuck on the duct tape, and
Mom and Dad came running. She didn't like being curled up in a ball
with duct tape. She looked like a green pretzel, and she was stressed
Mom and Dad got some scissors and cut some of
the tape off. Dad called a veterinarian. While I was at school,
Mom and Dad got the rest of the duct tape off with olive oil. The
next day we let her go.
Everet Ella Smith
My name is Everet Ella Smith. I am seven years
old. I live in a log cabin in the woods in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
I am in the first grade and I like snakes and salamanders. My mom
is a landscape architect. She often brings living things home that
she finds when she is working. Usually duct tape helps fix things,
but in this case, it got my snake in a "fix!" I hope you
will enjoy my adventure with duct tape!