Monday, May 31, 2010

Baby Fox Snake

juvenile fox snake
"People are both repelled and fascinated by snakes"...E.O. Wilson
Don't be alarmed if you see this little snake  in your backyard. Fox snakes have hatched and are out and about. They like to sun themselves on warm stones, highways and, in the case of the little 14" snake above, on our deck. They eat mice and other rodents, bird eggs and young hatchlings. That perhaps is their only fault. They are not poisonous and will quickly move away from you.  There is really no need to kill  any snake in this area as none are poisonous. However, if you are one who is repelled by snakes, find someone who is fascinated by snakes and ask them to remove it from your yard. They will be glad to do so.

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