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keeping the grass mowed

Category: critters in the patch | Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:13 pm

I'm constantly amazed at how fast the lawn grows in springtime.

I've just mowed again through and around the veggie patch. I'm going to keep it down to keep the worry of the resident tiger snake down.

The bantams are apparently laying an egg a day each (we have three of them!) and we haven't been getting to them before the snake does! That seems to indicate it's still around. It's going to be a worry digging potatoes this year. They're very tall and leafy at the moment. I'm being very careful walking past that bed.

The upside though, is it all looks great!


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eileen wrote on Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:03 pm:


Is there no way that you can contact someone to come and remove that snake for you? I'd be worried sick every time I went into the garden too with that reptile still being around.

Take care.




 

Jewell2009 wrote on Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:33 pm:


You have some extra challenges gardening. Seems my folks had to dispatch the occasional rattle snake, and multiple coral snakes around their home in Texas when they first moved down. Like your snake, they had found a food source. I love living in a venom free area (except for little brown spiders). Keep your eyes wide open :)




 

debbieteale wrote on Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:57 pm:


Thank you both for your concern. I could only call someone to remove the snake when we know where it is, and there are probably several nearby,and more passing through at this time of year. We don't usually see them, but every now and again you get a bit too close, and get a fright. That's what happened this time. It just gave me a fright. When you live with them year in and year out, you do tend to get a bit blase. Then you get a bit close to one, and get reminded again why we need to be careful. There are plenty of town dwellers who never see them, but here on the farm they're around. It's just a matter of keeping the turf trimmed, and pruning back the shrubs so there aren't too many hiding places, and keeping the house doors shut at all times.





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