I got this e-mail from my cousin, Arnold.
"Hey, I've only seen this a handful of times, but there was a snake on my driveway."
I e-mailed him right back and told him, "You do realize your mom is raising earthworms, right? With her green thumb, I'm not surprised that she would get an earthworm that big."
I know what I'm talking about because it's quite well known that one of the nice things about Hawaii is that we don't have snakes!
Just then, my brother called and I smugly told him about Arnold's supposed snake.
"Ummm, actually..." my brother informed me. "We do have snakes in Hawaii, you know. They're blind snakes. I thought it was an earthworm when I found one too until I looked at it up close and saw the scales."
OK, we learn something new all the time. Here's the Wikipedia link to these Hawaiian Blind Snakes.
I did tell Arnold he was right and I haven't gotten an e-mail back yet saying, "I told you so." If he tells me he's seen a wallaby on the island, I'll know better than to doubt him.