Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Here's our resident Black Racer snake. He lives in our front flower bed and true to his name he races along rather quickly.
He also raises his head up to threaten us when we got too close. This particular snake is about five feet long. They can grow up to six feet. Apparently this snake is sometimes mistaken for a cottonmouth snake due to his white chin. But if you notice his head is the same diameter as his body and not diamond shaped which shows he's not a venomous snake.
Here's the snake in the grass, barely visible, better to sneak up on his prey.
Meanwhile I have most of the giveaways packaged up ready to take to the post office this afternoon. Still need a couple of folks addresses. I've been working away on tests for my series. I got these little petri-like dishes at a thrift store years ago. I find them very convenient to mix up small batches of slip separately to avoid contamination of my large batches. Glass is so easy to clean too. Have a good one.