Thursday, February 22, 2018

Black Rat Snake

Please do not kill these snakes and don't be afraid of them. Look at this snake's head this is not a pit viper. This black rat snake is fascinating to watch and is extremely beneficial. Rat snakes eat lizards, rats, and mice. Today is the 21st of February and we just saw this over four foot long black rat snake on our deck. I just looked and it's 70 F. Crazy weather; no wonder snakes are moving about.
After ten minutes or so he made his way into the planter area and underneath a juniper. I suspect this will be his bed for the night. When we're all busy with the trials of life, mother nature's creatures are awakening from their winter hibernation. Creatures are going about their own business, like the snakes keeping our world in balance. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I don't miss the old house much, but I do miss nature going about its business.

  2. We have no qualms with snakes. In fact, my youngest son is the curator of the Dallas Zoo's Herpetology Dept. He's always found snakes fascinating. And yes, they play their part in keeping the world in balance.


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