One good thing about living in the middle of nowhere. When I see a snake on the gravel road, I can stop and shoo it off. It's that time of year when the garter snakes are heading north to the dens where they spend the winters. Sadly, many never make it as they try and … Continue reading Critter of the Day: snakes alive!
My daughter and I were coming home when I spotted something on the road, right at the corner I was turning at. A red sided garter snake! I was very happy to see it; I've seen so very few this year. Unfortunately, it wouldn't move away. My daughter got out and tried to shoo it … Continue reading Bonus Critter, pre-op update and more
We got to play tourist again, today, this time heading out to visit the snake dens. It turned out to be a fairly cool day, so I wasn't expecting to see very many. We did see quite a few, though nothing at all like when they first emerge in the spring. We saw many along … Continue reading Hiking for snakes
We saw our first snake of the year!! Can you spot it in the greenery? Thankfully, it moved and stayed in a spot I could get better pictures of it. 😀 (There IS a red stripe along its sides; honest!) Garter snakes are awesome to have around, because they eat insects, mice - even leeches. … Continue reading Red Sided Garter Snake!