||[Apr. 9th, 2011|03:57 pm]
Saw a little snake at the edge of our parking area and the foot of the walk to the door. Was about a foot long, tip to tail.
Any budding herpetologists want to ID what type of snake it is?
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Looks like a garter snake.
Thanks. Having checked wikipedia, that sounds about right. Evidently they come in a variety of colors. Nifty.
Yeah, most of them like to eat fish and worms. They're pretty harmless.
It is an insufficiently sized snake! :>
What, you want a big snake or something? ;)
That is a Garter Snake,
Totally harmless, even though that looks like a very large one. Go a head pick him up, won't bite (or at least won't be able to break the skin as their teeth are to small).
They are mainly insectivores. Make sure you let him/her live as they will take care of many pests, and otherwise unfriendly bugs...
Ryngs D. Ratt
P.S. If I am wrong, I will visit you in the hospital.
So, don't actually pick it up *Wink & Grin*
Hey, I'm not picking up a wild snake, even if I know it isn't poisonous! They're in the "let them be" category for me. They don't wig me out (like spiders) but I'm not anxious to touch 'em either.
Thanks for the ID and the info, though. Glad to have him/her around the yard.
Especially if it smells REALLY bad.
Mmm... snakes. Saw a lot of snakes when I lived in Washington. They were fun to play with.
2011-04-10 04:21 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I didn't realize we have snakes up here; I thought it would be too cold for too long and they wouldn't be able to survive.
Just the link for the discussion. :)
I didn't realize you grew up in Washington. Whereabouts?
I was in Kirkland for about 18 months in '76-77. Our house bordered the woods, and we spent a lot of time roaming about out there. Loved it, though our neighbors weren't the greatest.
It's all houses now. :P