Friday, May 13, 2011
Brown Snakes are Friendly
Anyway, I looked up these brown snakes and found that they are friendly, they eat slugs, which we need because slugs chew holes in the hostas at night. So, they are welcome. I did get the chance to pick one up yesterday when I saw my cat, Zippy, in the yard occupied with something. Upon further investigation, he had a baby brown garter snake about 8 inches long, which was scared to death and probably anticipating his demise. I shooed Zippy off and picked up the snake, which curled up in my hand. He was pretty nice, no threat, cold, not slimy or anything. I let him out under a hosta 30 yards away. Nice fellow. They are cool but unfortunately cats are fascinated by them. Time to have a talk with the cats....again.