Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Snake in the Grass

Snakes and I have an understanding...they go one way and I go the other. I'm fine with that. They are a part of the environment. They were here before I made any changes to the property. The day we had our home inspection before buying the house, the home inspector grabbed a garter snake near the back steps and tossed it into the lawn.

This is the first time in 2 1/2 years that the snake turned to leave, went a short distance, and then froze...maybe that was because I followed it with my camera. This was the best shot I got...then, as per our deal, I went the other way. :)

common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

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