I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Snakes we like to see in our Garden

Beautiful specimen: Corn Snake or very large Garter Snake. Seemed to like being held.

A Common Kingsnake.(below) They kill and eat Rattlers. This is a GOOD SNAKE.
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  1. That is a very pretty snake. Those are the good ones to have around. The others, not so much! I like holding them too. You just really have to be careful about the pattern of the colors to make sure it's not the deadly one (although I can't remember it's name right now).

  2. it's a good thing you know the difference..;p

  3. I have a phobia about the "S" word but knowing that they are the "good" ones really make a difference. I have come across the "Not so good ones" many times and am cautious about any snake. They sure are pretty though. Thank you for visiting my blog again Farmlady and sharing your insights. Your home sounds wonderful.

  4. I know some snakes are good and others are bad. I don't like any snake. I stay clear of one when I see it.

  5. It is that time of year again. JD got a glimpse of a copperhead as it made a bee line under the house last week. I sure wish they would learn the boundary lines......

  6. Um, you keep the snakes! Luckily, we have itsy bitsy ones here in the San Juan Islands! Thanks for visiting my blog, loved meeting you in class. The Nina and me photo is pretty typical of me having a good time, at least I try! Take care, watch out for those snakes. Love your Carlton, I have a yorkie, Chester.

  7. I freak out toooo fast to tell. You have got nerves of steel. All those rattlers out there. I got the heeee beee geee beees......
    man the PUPSTER is sooooo much cuter...

  8. Pretty snakes. We welcome the nice ones here too. I'm pretty sure that is a gopher snake. Corn snakes are native to the eastern states. We have three of them as pets and they do like to be held. We even take them for walks.

    P.S. I got the starts Thank You SO much! Not sure they liked the trip though despite the great packaging :-) Did you root them simply in a glass of water? I'm hoping they will perk up.


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