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.
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.
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.