Our garden had a visitor today. A long, sleek black snake. My son noticed it while cutting grass around the vegetable garden.
This is the first one I've seen on our property this year.
Andrew decided to take it for a little trip down the hill to the creek.
Isn't he pretty? But, I think I would have lost my cool if he wound himself around my hand like that. I don't like snakes! Since he wasn't poisonous we decided not to kill it, just transplant him to another location. I don't want him slithering into our building or blackberry patch. One year I reached my hand into the berry patch and a huge snake was laying on the middle board of our blackberry trellis. Boy, did I pull my hand back quick! I don't like those kind of surprises.
We let him go into this clump of flowers on the edge of the creek.
Have you seen any snakes this year?