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Snake of the Day Club

April 30, 2007

100_1215Chers Amis,

Reptile mania is still going strong at the mill this spring.  The hot tub repair man came by this morning to diagnose its latest ailment. This distraction offered Caddie enough time to escape the snares of grammar workbooks to rummage around the leaf litter and lift the pavers in the front yard.  Et voila!  An Eastern Worm Snake  Carphophis amoenus.  They are perfectly harmless and according to Snakes of Georgia and South Carolina, "Worm snakes NEVER try to bite humans."  Birds do peck at snakes and this little fellow had scars from a previous attack but was quite feisty and large, @ 8" long.  He kept trying to burrow down and was pleased when he was placed back on the ground.   Eastern_worm_snake
(FYI, Helene, all the snakes mentioned on this blog are found outside.  No snakes have been seen (lately) in the basement. Never fear. You would be perfectly safe.  If you could survive India and South America, Georgia would be relatively viper-free.  :-))) You weren’t bitten last time were you?   Time for lunch. Bye!

–Marjorie

PS – Our Wood Thrushes have been singing away  beckoning us into the sunshine.  So hard to stay indoors!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. hélène permalink
    April 30, 2007 4:10 pm

    “all the snakes mentioned in this blog are found outside”… how many are not mentioned in this blog … ?

  2. April 30, 2007 5:15 pm

    How cool! My dd is a reptile lover too. She’s been bugging me for a post on a snake day the local botanical garden held including photos, of course!

  3. April 30, 2007 5:17 pm

    Umm … Well… Je te jure, Mme. Helene, ALL our snakes (non toxic) have been properly documented on said ‘blog’ since it was started. For the record, we did catch an Eastern King Snake last spring (remember, I sent pix of Caddie 🙂 and there was a black racer in the doggie run once. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

  4. May 1, 2007 12:35 pm

    Oh, yeah, well that was my OLD blog. (I knew I should have deleted that evidence.) And that is our – house snake. I forgot about him – sort of. As far as we can tell he lives in the siding of the house between the OUTER wall and the wood siding. He is so little and harmless, don’t you think 🙂 We do still have him, Caddie tried to pull him out of his front hole last week and was really mad when I scared him and he retreated. He is our wild ‘pet’ snake.

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