S: The Adventures of Mickey the Fox Snake by Shelby O'Donnell
BC: About the Author Shelby Madison O’Donnell was born on March 6, 2004. She is currently a 2nd grader at Lincoln Elementary School. Shelby enjoys swimming and loves animals, especially snakes. She also likes to go hiking in the woods at her cabin. When Shelby grows up she wants to be a veterinarian.
FC: The Adventures of Mickey the Fox Snake by Shelby O'Donnell
1: My name is Mickey. I am a fox snake and I love to go on adventures! I wear a black mask so no one knows who I really am.
2: I am a Western Fox snake. I typically live in open prairies, forests and farmlands.
3: Western Fox Snakes can be found in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, South Dakota, Illinois and Iowa.
4: Sometimes people kill fox snakes because they mistake them for a Massasauga Rattlesnake. We like to vibrate our tails the same as they do.
5: This is where I live now. My habitat is warm. I used to live in the wild.
6: This is one of my favorite places to be. I love to hide in the grass and....
7: .....under leaves.
8: I use my tongue to smell something.
9: I am very hungry. I need to find some food.
10: This mouse smells yummy. | How can I fit it in my mouth? | I have a special jaw. | Watch me eat.
11: I have been so busy, I need to sleep. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
12: I am getting off the airplane and going on an adventure.
13: This is my friend Bob. He is very big. He has lots of spots like me.
14: Oh look, a cave! I wonder what is in there ? I want to go inside and explore. I feel something soft. It is very dark in here. I'll turn on my flashlight. Oh, it's only a chick. I think I need to get out of the cave before that chick mistakes me for a worm and eats me!
15: I am going to slither away, and find a ride to go on another adventure.
16: I am in a carriage. This is too slow. I need to find a faster way to get to a hotel.
17: This is much better. This truck is big and fast!
18: This pool is too small and the water is warm. Now I am getting out. | This penthouse apartment has a beautiful view. I might go swimming in the pool later.
19: The hotel was too expensive, so I think I will go camping for the rest of the trip.
20: The best part of camping is having a campfire. Maybe I should roast a marshmallow.
21: I am in Australia now with a kangaroo. I need to find a jungle with trees.
22: I found the jungle and I am slithering down this bumpy branch. I have to be very careful or else I will fall and hurt myself. Ahhh! I am falling.......
23: Wow, I just woke up. That was a crazy dream!