Saturday, March 17, 2012

It's St. Patrick's Day and the First Snake of the Year is Here

St. Patrick may have removed the snakes from Ireland, but sometimes I have to wonder where they all went. Maybe our house.

This first snake of the year was a leprechaun size. Here is B trying to shoo it away from his shoes. (His dirty boots were there nearby.) He was using a receipt. This snake was much smaller than a pencil.

I put my phone down beside it to show just how small it was.

 It was a ring-necked snake. We have seen several of them over the years but this may well be the smallest.

With some patience, B was able to direct it out of the garage and into some leaf litter. 

I saw this on Pinterest and just needed to share it.


Anonymous said...

Lol @ the comic!

Love the little snake - we get a lot of black racers around central Fla. I've never seen a ring neck. When I was younger (like a reallllly long time ago) and our neighborhood was first being developed it was normal to see rattle snakes, coral snakes and water moccasins. It was also normal to have a gator show up on your front door step. :)

Anonymous said...

I saw my first ringneck last yr. near a local river. Love the cartoon.