Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Does anyone know

what kind of snake this is? The cats had gotten hold of it before I could corral them inside. It glided into the underbrush, unscathed.




Thank you for wondering where I am/was. I wonder myself, sometimes.

23 comments:

croneandbearit said...

Hi sweetie - Please tell me the cats are doing okay. We don't have many snakes here in my part of OH - thankfully as I abhor snakes. But the dog does get into things like baby rabbits and squirrels and that's bad enough. You wouldn't believe what she did yesterday - I'll blog about it later - it's just too gross to discuss in a comment. Miss seeing you on Twitter but I'm cutting back on my Twitter time. Hugs! Hope you're feeling well!

Candie Bracci said...

Hum..don't know but not the kind I'd like to meet!lol
Have a nice day

Kurt said...

Theys all snakes to me.

Merle Sneed might know.

kmkat said...

Hmm, not a garter snake, nor a coral snake nor The Habu (that one is found in Okinawa, probably elsewhere in the tropics), nor a black mamba (I'm pretty sure those don't live in your neck of the woods). So I am no help at all. Isn't that special?

Roy said...

Tut, that's a Southern Ring-Necked Snake you have there. They don't bite, but if you pick them up or otherwise scare the bejabers out of them they're liable to crap on you.

tut-tut said...

Roy, thanks!

Pecos Blue said...

Very cool snake.

JGH said...

Glad Roy was able to identify that for you! We had a pretty big garter snake in the yard yesterday. The dog took off after it, and it went through the neighbors fence. She spent the next futile hour sniffing around looking for it. Poor thing.

Baino said...

Well it's not a Red Bellied Black Snake, a Brown Snake, a Taipan, Tiger Snake or Carpet Snake . .nope not a Green Tree Snake or a Krate or a Yellow Bellie's Black Snake . .sorry they're the only ones I know . .and none respond to 'Shoo . .Shoo . .!" Apparently the bastards are deaf. Hope you're pussycats are OK. We used to have a milk man who wacked them with a chain and hung them over the garden fence! Ah such is life in a country where everything conspires to kill you!

Squirrel said...

it wet areas we have black racer snakes up in the catskills they are small like the one shown and shy, the race away when humans are around. They are very common north & south.

Squirrel said...

I didn't see the decorative ring on the neck-- we have ring neck snakes too.

DineometerDeb said...

I dont know but I bet it takes like chicken.

lettuce said...

snakes are very cool

Megan said...

I like snakes. They are neat.

But I hope you have a snake-free weekend!

Leena said...

Greetings from Finland, Beth!
I can see, that you are well and active !
We had a great journey to China and now I am waiting for a summer and visitors here.
Bird cherries started yesterday to flower and sun is shining, not all quite al night long, but soon!

I wish all the best for you and yours!

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

hey girl,
I miss you and Cronie in tweetsville.
Come back and be unproductive with us!!!
LOL

Reya Mellicker said...

Snakes creep me out! But I guess I'm glad this one got away unscathed. I guess.

subtorp77 said...

@Roy, your eyes are way better than mine! I was gonna say a black adder( seen those in Europe ). With folks importing "exotic" pets from all over, you just never know!

tut-tut, when in doubt, get the shovel out! I cornered a Cottonmouth, ere it got to Hunter! Usually I won't do in a snake if he's not bothering any-one. But in attack mode?

Middle Ditch said...

At least you know now what it is. I thought that luckily it was a non poisonous snake otherwise your cats would have been goners.

My cats drag in the occasional slow worm, they're like a snake but aren't.

Barbara said...

It looks like a harmless black snake. Most snakes are actually harmless and the most of the others will try to get away before they will hurt you. I don't much like snakes, growing up in the south with poisonous water moccasins in my back yard though.

carolyn said...

We don't have snakes here in our part of England my youngest son has been debating with himself for a couple of years now whether or not he wants to keep one as a pet. I'm leaving it to him to make up his own mind, if he ever decides yes I then will have to persaude his father that he really wo't find a snake curled at the bottom of the bed!

midlife slices said...

It's POISONOUS & will KILL you!!! O.k. well, maybe not poisonous but in my opinion, all snakes will kill me. I'd have a heart attack if one came near me.

See, I told you it would kill. :)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

we have a snake on avenue c!


it is a python called monty - of course!!