We live on the outskirts of town and although having coyote cavorting in the middle of the night is not an everyday experience, it does happen from time to time. Lately we've been getting a lot more wildlife visits than normal due to the earth movers a couple of miles down the road preparing the land for a new housing development. There are stories of rattlesnakes, scorpions, hyenas, field mice, etc., making themselves comfortable in our little neighborhoods.
My own son and two of his friends chose to play with a rattlesnake a few weeks back that they found in a nearby greenbelt. I cannot confirm nor deny if the snake was alive before or after these boys met Mr. Rattle.
Did you know if there was a group of rattlesnake, it would be called a rhumba of rattlesnakes. Who knew? I do because I looked it up. I can keep going:
If you have a group of......
Pony: A string of ponies
Tiger: An ambush of tigers
Toads: A knot of toads
Owl: A parliament of owls
Monkey: A troop of monkeys
Raven: An unkindness of ravens
Gnu: An implausibility of gnus - Use that one in a sentence.
Cow: A kine of cows (twelve cows are a flink)
Emu: A mob of emus
Okay, I'll stop. I find this fascinating, obviously. Trust me on this one, there are more of these... a lot more.