24 August 2015

Snake Relocation Service ~

Glossy Snake or Gopher Snake... all I know is that I don't want it living on my patio! As I was repotting some asparagus ferns today I discovered that this large fellow had made himself at home in an antique copper bin on my patio. Nice living arrangements I'm sure - close to water, bugs, and lizards. His tapered tail told me he was nonvenomous so I moved the bin with him in it (all the while hoping he wasn't going to try to climb out while en route!) and relocated him to the desert patch beside my driveway. He was a pretty big specimen - maybe 7'.  Let him live long and prosper - elsewhere! (:


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    1. Thanks but bravery didn't motivate me! There is a new pair of dove babies nesting a few feet above the snake's residence. And I also have a 4-month-old puppy who could definitely get into trouble with that snake. He had to go!

  2. Thanks for relocating this beautiful snake! I'm sure you jumped when you first spied him, yet you carried him in the copper bin into a better habitat than your patio...well done!! And SUPER THANKS for the photo!!

    1. For sure I was surprised to see him in there! I probably did jump but I can't print what I said! (: