Yesterday while clearing the last of the wood from the Ash tree I fell, I stumbled onto a beautiful 4' long Rat snake. This is a sign that Spring/Summer might well be here to stay although the guy did have a very cool night to slither through today it's supposed to be near 75 degrees and 80 tomorrow
~~about damn time, what a whacky Spring it has been thus far.
So far not one cloud in the sky and a light breeze, just an absolutely beautiful day ahead, and they are saying all through the week-end as well. Awesome.
I was going to capture the snake and save it for my 5 year old, she loves snakes and bugs with the exception of Spiders. She's scared of them mainly because her Mother is batshit stone cold scared to death of bugs, any bugs, but she handles snakes with zero fear.
Oh well I hope the guy doesn't fall victim to the Redtails but such is life in the wild, even here in the Great Hoosier state. I'm just lucky to be able to experience things that give joy and knowledge to my kids/family. My two daughters are more like little boys, fearless about most things and not scared to get their hands dirty. They actually love it. Chips off the old block I suppose.
Soon the Kings and Racers will be out as well, or at least I hope I can find the one that's been living in the back yard for a few years now.( Racer ) She's damn near 6' long and eats mice. moles, and the occasional careless toad or frog.
Kings are good to keep around, they kill and eat Copperheads and as much as we're outdoors that's a good thing. I just wish they ate Ticks too! Cole