In places with scorpions, such as Mexico, I've heard that it is advisable to check your shoes before you put them on. They are a perfect place for scorpions to seek shelter, and shoving your foot into a the little guy's face can cause him to sting you.
In Australia, they warn people that white-tailed spiders (a venomous variety) sometimes climb into people's shoes. Another good place to knock out your boots before you put them on.
A few months ago, one of our neighbors found a bunch of baby mice in her shoes. Luckily, that isn't something that has been a problem for us, yet.
This morning, we found out that we have a different kind of creature that we have to worry about.
Grig went to put on his heavy, steel-toed boots for work. Everything seemed normal, until he had almost pulled the entire boot on, and then he made a surprised noise.
He took his left boot back off and reached inside of it.
"What's wrong?" I asked him.
He held out his hand and showed me the following two items.
Aw, Schleich. Well, at least it was well-made toys.
It didn't take much deduction to figure out who put them in there. We had a good laugh, and joked about the dangers of not checking your boots before putting them on, especially with a Kevin in the house.
Then Grig went to put on his other boot. He got it all the way on, before he had to pull it back off.
"What's wrong?" I asked, "Another one? What is it this time?"
"A turkey," he said.
|Kevin's a turkey! Crazy little kid.|
I went over and looked. It was an old, female, turkey toy that I've had for years (thus they didn't have any pictures of it online). We laughed again and he finished getting ready for work.
I don't know when Kevin put the toys in Grig's boots, but it was pretty hilarious. We definitely weren't expecting that this morning. It made for a fun surprise.
From now on, we'll have to be more careful to check our footwear. You never know what you might find in there.