Friday, September 14, 2018

Snakes In the Yard

The little Brown Snake, above, was saved from the hedge trimmer and released.

The Copperhead, below, was also in the thick miscanthus grass, but got cut by the hedge-trimmer before I knew he was even there. Too bad; I like snakes, even the venomous ones.

I set this fellow out where he will be found by our evening fox.


Mark Farrell-Churchill said...

I think what you have there in the first picture is a brown snake, a.k.a. DeKay's snake, Storeria dekayi. I caught a lot of these as a kid in Catonsville, and occasionally see them now in eastern Nebraska.

PBurns said...

Thanks Mark! Teddy Moritz called it right too.