Ribbon Snake, Overhead

Ribbon Snake, Overhead

So, I found out they can climb…fast.

This 3 foot ( 1 meter) Ribbon Snake was heading directly for my back door. If he made it to the patio he would easily get lost or protected by all the big potted plants. He was hunting the frogs, lizards, and toads we have that keep the insects away.

Of course I chased him, with a small broom to scare him.

Well, he bit the broom then climbed the tree right in my face. Snake won the day.

Ribbon Snake, Overhead
Ribbon Snake, Overhead

While not a big tree, it’s tall enough to be a real tree.

Of course Ellen came out with her camera after I called. He sat and waited. We took these.

Ribbon Snake, Overhead
Ribbon Snake, Overhead

Eventually he came down and I walked behind him ‘guiding’ him back to the woods.

Ribbon Snakes are common, not toxic like others we have, and he was here first. We have a truce with the local critters.

 

2 thoughts on “Ribbon Snake, Overhead”

    1. Ellen grew up in the north, state of Maine which is an ice box ! Snakes need warmth so Ellen didn’t see them most of her life. In general people have a natural aversion to snakes… 😃. Most are harmless. Some however are not, very much not. So of course our first week or so living in the Lowcountry guess who finds a toxic rattlesnake in the yard. 😂😂. She now walks right by Alligators 😂🤣… adapting to a new home LOL

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