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Blog entry by Harold and Pam posted 1030 days ago 932 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pam comes to sit on the patio and finds a little visitor was already there.

I think it’s a combination of Water Moccasin, Cotton Mouth, and Boa-constrictor. But Pam suggest it is simple little Black Racer.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl



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Harold and Pam

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hardiness zone 10b

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Iris43

3799 posts in 2205 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1030 days ago

Oh my! Good for you, Pam. You didn’t scare the little fellow by screaming and running off. Snakes are very useful in the garden and even around the outside of your house…......He’s a good-looking little fellow, isn’t he?

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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sharad

1622 posts in 1793 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 1030 days ago

Nice picture of the snake, Pam, and as Iris says they are friends of gardeners. You should however confirm whether they are poisonous or not. Are there any reported deaths of human or animals in your area?

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Bon

7374 posts in 2356 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1030 days ago

OMG I would die of fright right on the spot. LOL

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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dini

1591 posts in 2292 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 1030 days ago

He’s a little beauty, isn’t he?

Sharad, he is a black racer, non-venomous.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1650 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 1027 days ago

Since this photo we have had lots of rain, 5 – 6 inches yesterday and maybe another 2 or so today, so Lord knows where the little fellow is now.

Bon – like you, I”m not a fan but I”ve learned these snakes are harmless, but they can get to be around 5 feet long – that’s a tad intimidating.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Bon

7374 posts in 2356 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1026 days ago

OMG 5 feet long.I would have to have someone move it along to some other home I think. LOL.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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coloradogirl

23 posts in 1507 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 1024 days ago

Oh, you two and your garden art!
He is a pretty one though, and so well camouflaged.

-- coloradogirl---SW Colorado, 7,000' elevation, zone 4,

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1650 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 1023 days ago

Liana – some day I should post a photo montage of Pam’s yard. She’s got some cute stuff

I once had a wheel barrow that had gotten old and rusty. Pam said “can we get rid of this now that we have a new one?” I replied – “ya know, I can see it now – we put this at the end of the road. Someone picks it up. Years later you walking around one of the ka-billion garden shops, antique shops, off the beaten trail dumps, that you drag me to and you spot it – this very piece!. Of course now it’s sporting a $125.00 price tag and you’d tell me – ‘I’ve gotta have it – iIt’ll look great in the yard.”

She decided we could keep it and used it in the yard (I charged her $75.00 – gave her a break). This year, three years later, it finally fell completely apart. Surprised she didn’t ask me for a refund!

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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Weedwacker

297 posts in 1502 days

posted 1019 days ago

Good Lord, I’d have been on that little bugger with a shovel and he would have been flying over the fence. He would have thought he was the mascot for the Airborne Rangers. I know snakes are good for the garden, but they are not welcome on my patio. I would have seriously put a dent in my Crown Royal after having that visitor. I’m just sayin.

-- Margaret, Eagle Creek, Oregon. A garden is never finished.

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jroot

5047 posts in 2206 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1019 days ago

LOL

Cheers to Crown Royal.

LOL

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Radicalfarmergal

4296 posts in 1838 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1019 days ago

Snakes are a welcome visitor in our yard too and sometimes even in the basement….everything has its place. I liked the way your photos came closer and closer…..until you could just about see its friendly smile. We have very few poisonous snakes up in Massachusetts and our timber rattlers are too shy to ever come visit. Incidentally, that chair looks like a lovely, quiet place to sit and enjoy your garden…..

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Harold and Pam

253 posts in 1650 days
hardiness zone 10b

posted 1017 days ago

I’d have to draw the line if they entered the house. Outside… ok, but insidehim, me, and a shovel

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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