a curious visitor

johns.coastal.patio(USDA 10b, Sunset 24)May 30, 2014

My girlfriend was not amused.

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ggopal(Chicago, IL z5)

Very Cool!
Your GF is not alone in her dislike/fear of reptiles. They have always gotten a bad rap in most societies. Even in India (where I am originally from) where most animals are worshiped as Gods themselves or as vehicles for Gods, snakes are killed just because they come close to where people live when in fact it is the other way round.
I would love to have them in our yard - will keep the rodents in check!
Thanks for posting
Shyamala

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 1:28PM
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johns.coastal.patio(USDA 10b, Sunset 24)

Another friend told me that when she was small, her parents came out to find her playing with a large cobra in the back yard. We have much fewer and nicer snakes here. Even the venomous ones tend to shake rattles at us and run away.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 8:06PM
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Min3 South S.F. Bay CA

Great photo- your visitor looks friendly. We have more snakes around now that it is so much hotter and dryer here in the South Bay. Though they are welcome in my garden, I hope the little tree frogs and lizards are watching out for them. Min

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 8:24PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

Great photo. I had a garter snake living in one of my flower beds for a few years. We'd come home from work and it would be sunning on the drive. We tend to have lots of mice and moles, and probably chipmunks and voles. So, I'm happy to have a snake around. We also have tons of toads, which I bet are food for the snakes as well.

Martha

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 3:36PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

I have a couple little watergardens in my back yard. It attracts northern water snakes. That's okay with me........but I've told them I don't want to see them eating any frogs! I rescued 2 frogs out of their jaws so far........but then I feel bad for the snake. I just never know who to root for!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2014 at 4:15PM
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Leafhead

I love snakes, but my wife would move out...

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 1:31PM
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