Thursday, May 10, 2007

It'ssss sssnake day, apparently...

Holy crap, I just ran into this black rat snake too! I'd say he's about 6 feet. He's basically a sitting duck right now because he's getting ready to molt, so he's not hunting or anything. (You can tell by the whitish/blue hue in his eyes.) These black snakes are harmless to humans; they eat bird eggs and small rodents. He was out sitting in a sunny spot probably trying to warm up. We also have breeding red shouldered hawks on our property and if they see this guy, he could be a goner!

So, I obviously brought in a camera today. It's not mine though. I really need to invest in a digital camera!!

7 comments:

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Don't you live in DC?? Where the hell are there these kinds of snakes in DC?

Scary Monster said...

Me just can't tell the difference between the good guys and the bad so me gives them all a wide berth.

Cherry~ Try capitol hill

STOMP! (not on snakes of course)

Diesel said...

6 feet! Damn, that's a big snake.

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Hey, I commented about the snake that bites Michael Madsen's face in Kill Bill 2, but the comment didn't save. How about now?

5 of 9er said...

I don't like snakes. Period. Yuck.

tfg said...

Did you introduce him to Mr. Lawnmower?

becca said...

I usually take the time to stare deep into a snakes eyes, so I always notice the white/blue hue.