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unwelcome guest

Category: thoughts & plans | Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:44 am

today i have towrite about the visitor in my garden.
i am not sure what time it entered into our garden, but around 3 in the afternoon on saturday, hearing a sound, i went to see if it was a stray dog. i found a large snake moving in coils. when i got a better view, it had something in its mouth, it was trying to swallow. then we could see two legs dangling, it was a frog. this is a rat snake which keeps coming in once in a while, so we are sort familiar with it. it is around 2 mts. long and must be old, it has some scar on the middle of its body. i took a few pictures of it, i hope it's ok to put them in.
it was still there at 6 pm. when and where it went off, i do not know.




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glendann wrote on Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:24 am:

It sure wouldn't be welcome in my yard either.I love my little frogs and I'm afraid of snakes so it would have to go from my yard for sure.Poor little frog :(


Droopy wrote on Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:55 am:

He's cool in a way! It never ceases to amaze me that snakes can swallow their prey whole. I'm not particularly fond of snakes, so I wouldn't be doing any gardening for the rest of that day. *lol*


Sjoerd wrote on Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:56 am:

What an amazing group of fotos.
I wonder if he ever got that frog in. If he did, he'll be set for a couple of weeks, I'd guess.


eileen wrote on Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:57 am:

I love snakes but I must admit that I wouldn't be too happy if one moved into my garden. I have a wildlife pond with frogs, toads and newts so he simply wouldn't be welcome. I'll stick with the python I have upstairs in a vivarium.

Great photographs by the way Greenfairy!!


Netty wrote on Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:51 pm:

That is a big snake and might freak me out a bit! Nice shots greenfairy


gardengater wrote on Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:11 pm:

I guess there has to be a balance in nature. I've had temporary guest under my house, but he avoided me. Those are great photos, Greenfairy


greenfairy wrote on Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:00 am:

thanks, it was out and about in two days time.


southernbelle wrote on Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:35 pm:

We get cotton mouth & rattle snakes in our flowers! When the rat snakes come around they keep them away!! Good pics!

Clarissa wrote on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:58 am:

i think snakes are soo cool! ive never seen one but i hope i will see one that doesnt bite. Nice pictures! the snake looks long!

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