Sunday, December 27, 2009

Garden Snake

Garden Snake

garden snake on a log

Last week I posted about a wood pile in our backyard.

I tend to give it a wide berth as a snake has surprised me a few times I have walked by it.

This is the resident of that woodpile.

The boys caught it sunning one afternoon and called me out so I could grab a photo.

I would have loved to get closer, but my fear of him coming after me would only allow me so much - and this was it.

If we catch him sunning this summer, I will use my new lens to keep a great distance, but capture him nice and close.

I am looking forward to this one!


  1. What a cutie! He is probably harmless, as he doesn't resemble any of the poisonous US snakes I know about (usually the baddies have either triangular heads, or very distinctive scale patterns). Still, probably a good idea to keep your distance. Garden snakes are sweet creatures, though. People should respect snakes, but not fear them.

  2. Beautiful photo, but I cringe at the thought of getting any closer to the snake!

  3. When I was little we had a yard full of them on a Easter Sunday. It was the strangest thing. I remember totally freaking out and my cousins were catching them and trying to scare me with them. I hate snakes. Hate them! I completely understand your fear.

  4. Count me in as a non-snake lover. Awesome shot, even if it creeped me out.

  5. You're so lucky to see him because at least around our woodpiles here, the snakes (completely harmless garter snakes) are very shy. Sure, they startle me sometimes, but I sure wish I had a camera handy!

  6. I think you got close enough. I like your blog. You always have nice photos. Even this one and I don't like snakes.

  7. Been a while since I have been buy..sorry for taking the long way back...Hope all is well..your pics are still amazing!


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