Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Garter Snake

Snickers is really enjoying the sunny day. She finds a garter snake while sniffing around the shrubs and tries to catch it. Fortunately, she is unsuccessful. I don't think she would like the taste! Garter snakes are beneficial in the garden, feeding on insects and slugs. This is the time of year that the live young are born. I think this was a baby, it appeared to be under a foot long. It will find a nice den in the ground to protect itself from the winter cold. These snakes will feed heavily in the fall in order to survive the winter hibernation. Snickers jumped as it slithered into hiding in the mulch. This snake will live to sun itself another day.

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