Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Garden Suprise!!

Today was an interesting day. While I was fertilizing my plants I was surprised by what I think is a glass snake. I could barely see him in his little hole in the ground. I stared at him for a while thinking I should run and get the camera but figured he would disappear by the time I got back. Finally I decided to go for it!! I ran across the yard as fast as I could to get my camera.

When I returned to my surprise he was still there!! When I started his photo shoot, I noticed the extension chord was making my shots look bad. I very slowly bent sown to move it and when I did he started to move towards it! I was excited!! Now he is coming out of his little hole in the ground and I am taking pictures of it!! So here they are my pictures of a Glass Snake being fooled out of his hole by an extension chord. I hope you enjoy, and if it is not a Glass Snake please tell me what kind it is!!


GardenJoy4Me said...

Great photo shoot .. but I would be running so fast to the other side of the garden I would never know for sure what it was ! LOL

Frances, said...

Me too, Joy. But you did get some great photos, Aaron, even the ones with the extension cord. I thought you were trying to lift him with it, thought it was a metal stake. LOL
Frances at Faire Garden

Meems said...

EWWWWW! Really creepy looking, Aaron. But great that you were able to snap him coming out of his little habitat. Can't really see its markings but if you get a chance to see it out on the ground you can probably give a definite ID.

Snakes are certainly part of gardening in the south. I used to be very squeamish about them- now I am better-- knowing they eat the other stuff I AM squeamish about.
Meems @Hoe&Shovel

Gardenista said...

Hmmm. I'd probably be running from the snake too, since I grew up in an arid valley in southern British Columbia, Canada - where rattlesnakes were common. Now, I live too far north for snakes (but not far enough for polar bears). I do guess the snakes keep other pests under control though.