A Snake ... Yay!
If you know me, you know that I look for snakes to photograph--I don't find many, but I look. Dave said he almost grabbed one yesterday while he was clearing the fence line. He jumped back and the snake went on. We couldn't determine what kind it was by his description, but thought it might be a pygmy rattlesnake. That's not good. Well, he went looking for it again today and found it under the lawnmower. I knew it wasn't poisonous because of the round eyes, but still couldn't figure out what it was. We wanted to relocate it, but when we put him in the container to take him away, he flatten his head into an arrow shape and struck at us! I have to admit, I screamed like a girl and ran! He settled down and we took him up the road to another location and let him go. We searched books and the Internet and finally determined it was an Eastern Black-Necked Garter Snake--a garter snake! Whew! I have so say he was a scary snake--albeit non-poisonous, but scary!
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