We had a bit of a commotion outside the window here in suburban Alexandria a few minutes ago. In fact, a bunch of birds chirping at 10 o'clock at night isn't exactly normal around these parts, so something was definitely afoot.
We poked our heads outside to see what was going on, and noticed that there was a robin hooting and hollering around its nest, and one of its babies flopping around on the grass. And, when I looked up in the tree, I noticed that their humble abode had an uninvited guest—A rather unfriendly black rat snake had decided that it wanted to come over and visit with the Robin family for dinner.
The birds, of course, weren't happy to hear that they were the main course.
So, much to Mrs. Snapped Shot's chagrin, I decided to step in and remedy the situation.