|Snake - what snake - we didn't see anything Mom!|
Monday, June 29, 2015
The Mom let us out for our morning constitutional and as she opened the door to let us back in she noticed something moving in the grass just 2 feet to our right and as she watched she realized it was a snake! It was only about a foot and a half long - black with a yellow stripe and Mom is pretty sure it was a the common garden garter snake (non poisonous). Mom didn't have the camera at hand but found this picture on Google images. We being the EVER watchful watch dogs we are didn't even see it :) It always makes Mom laugh as the first thing people she meets talk about when she says she is Australian is "ALL" the snakes in Australia. In Mom's 40 something years of living in Australia (and Mom lived in the Australian outback) she saw 2 snakes and yet since living in the USA she has seen so many she has lost count. We had a big downpour last night and we think the cooler temps and moisture probably bought Mr Snakey out. Thankfully it slithered off under the neighbors fence within seconds of Mom seeing it - but she says she will be even more vigilant than ever as the other thing we have noticed the last few days is lots and lots of baby lizards (like an inch long) they are so cute but are also the perfect snack for snakes.
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Oh yes...the ever vigilant sheltie. Katie never notices the snakes at the park either. Good thing our dogs have us to watch out for them!ReplyDelete
snake?... omd omd... hope my mom is back till supper... imagine hers in australia or in the U.S. ... think she would turn into usain bolt's siter :o) is that a poisonous snake or an agressive thingy like a rattler? or is it just a snake who lives in your back yard too?ReplyDelete
Oh my!! Snake!!ReplyDelete
We are glad that thing went to visit your neighborsReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
A SNAKE!!!! You stay clear of those thingys my handsome furfriends, they give you a nasty nip!ReplyDelete
I do luffs that you didn't see it though...hehe...that's a bit like me!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Gulps. Snake. Slowly backs out of your blog. Oh my friends. Please be very careful!! XOXO - BaconReplyDelete
We're not so "big" on snakes but the photo of Denny and Reilly , well we really like that.ReplyDelete
Thunder Dunder was our resident snake hunter. He seemed to find them a lot and had fun tossing them around the yard until Mom came along and tossed that snake over the fence:)ReplyDelete
We keep trying to snag one of those little lizards we see along our walks, but they are SO fast.
Woos - Ciara and Lightning
I am always afraid of finding a snake in the yard. The boys seem to know instinctively when one is out there. It is why I could neve live by the lake.ReplyDelete
Yikes!!!! I'm not a snake lover. Hate them.ReplyDelete
Now cute little lizards....those I like!
Yes. Great pic of you two boys! I have been to rattlesnake aversion class so I don't stick my big curioous nose in a snake's face! Now I even pause when I see a stick on the trail, which is fine with mom!!ReplyDelete
Such a cute picture of you two! Thanks for your comment this morning. I didn't know you were on a raw diet. So far, Ruby seems to really like it.ReplyDelete
OMD, lets me get my gun and I will be right over to pawtect y'all!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
OMD you are lucky it wasn't a Rattleing Snake or a Chopper Head... or an ANACONDA... A snake by any other name is just as slithery. RIGHT?ReplyDelete
OMD, we are glad we don't live in a place where there are any snakes.ReplyDelete
Dip and Elliot x
Okay, I think you need to change your story to this, It's not that y'all didn't see the snake but you noticed it was non-poisonous therefore there was no need to sound the alarms. Yeah, that sounds much better than you almost let mom get snake bit. BOLReplyDelete
Aroo to you,
I hate snakes, even though I know they are necessary. I didnt know snakes eat lizards.ReplyDelete
Snakes are fine, as long as you know they are there... so now you are alerted! Bush walking in OZ I have more than once trodden on a 'stick' only to have it wriggle away on its red belly!!! Not so happy was the occasion the copperhead reared up.... but I am here to tell you about it, so all good.....&*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
YIKES !!!!!!!!! Mom is scared to death of any snake. She couldn't even look closely at da pic on your bloggie.ReplyDelete
I can't believe dat you two didn't even see it. I know dat I would have seen it if it was in my yard. I know every inch and living thing in my yard. It come from all my pawlice training.
Have a great day.
We just occasionally see snakes in Scotland - in fact we thought we saw a baby adder on Sunday, but it slithered across the path too quickly for us to be sure. Adders are the UK's only poisonous snake, and Gail is a bit of a scaredy cat about them.ReplyDelete
SHE remembers all the snakes SHE saw as a kid in Virginia. There were a few that were put in pockets for the day as pets. Now, SHE's like ALL Australian when SHE sees anything resembling a snake.ReplyDelete
Hope those little lizard don't end up as snake snacks...
Woohoo Vaks and I want to see some snakes, but mom is not a big fan of snakes either.ReplyDelete
Wags from Laika & Vaks
Our mom never likes seeing snakes in our yard. If we do, we'll send them packing to your house, Reilly and Denny!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
We haven't seen any snakes here...looks like your Mama is on the job though!!ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Our mom hates snakes. She even hates worms.ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
That snake would give our mom a major case of the Heebie-Jeebies!!!!!ReplyDelete
Our Florida associate Miss Charlee says sometimes there are huge snakes coming out of the nearby Everglades. Fortunately she hasn't seen any of those. But the smaller ones visit her yard all the time. She also loves to see the little lizards. They move so fast, that if you don't know to look, you'd never see them.ReplyDelete