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.
Snake - what snake - we didn't see anything Mom!


  1. 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!

  2. 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?
    easy rider

  3. We are glad that thing went to visit your neighbors
    Lily & Edward

  4. A SNAKE!!!! You stay clear of those thingys my handsome furfriends, they give you a nasty nip!
    I do luffs that you didn't see it though...hehe...that's a bit like me!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Gulps. Snake. Slowly backs out of your blog. Oh my friends. Please be very careful!! XOXO - Bacon

  6. We're not so "big" on snakes but the photo of Denny and Reilly , well we really like that.

  7. 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:)

    We keep trying to snag one of those little lizards we see along our walks, but they are SO fast.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  8. 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.

  9. Yikes!!!! I'm not a snake lover. Hate them.

    Now cute little lizards....those I like!

  10. 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!!


  11. 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.

  12. OMD, lets me get my gun and I will be right over to pawtect y'all!!!!!!!!


  13. 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?

  14. OMD, we are glad we don't live in a place where there are any snakes.
    Dip and Elliot x

  15. 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. BOL

    Aroo to you,

  16. I hate snakes, even though I know they are necessary. I didnt know snakes eat lizards.

  17. Hari Om
    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

  18. YIKES !!!!!!!!! Mom is scared to death of any snake. She couldn't even look closely at da pic on your bloggie.
    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.

  19. 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.
    Toodle pip!

  20. 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.

    Hope those little lizard don't end up as snake snacks...

  21. Woohoo Vaks and I want to see some snakes, but mom is not a big fan of snakes either.

    Wags from Laika & Vaks

  22. Our mom never likes seeing snakes in our yard. If we do, we'll send them packing to your house, Reilly and Denny!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  23. We haven't seen any snakes here...looks like your Mama is on the job though!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  24. Our mom hates snakes. She even hates worms.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  25. That snake would give our mom a major case of the Heebie-Jeebies!!!!!

  26. 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.


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