You remember Karma the frog who visits us occasionally. We had another visitor today.
Don’t worry, it may look like a rattlesnake but it only a harmless gopher snake. There is a standout name for him/her, Kobra.
Well did you make him feel welcome?
Sweet William The Scot
First we had to determine that he wasn’t a rattler. We did that as he slithered away.
He didn’t hurt/eat Karma did he?
I don’t think so. He eats rodents and even rattlesnakes. Karma comes in warmer weather.
A beauty but you have to be sure you know your visitors!
We definitely made certain. If he were a rattlesnake, the fire department would come and relocate him.
Thanks but no.
He never said anything nasty about you.
Ah but he speaks with forked tongue.
YUCK………Mom is not enamored of snakies and only once did we come upon one on our walk in the backyard – just a harmless black snake but Mom was VERY UNHAPPY as she snatched me up into her arms screaming like a banshee and heading to the back door. I’d say it was hilarious but that would be mean………….wouldn’t it?
You’d only be telling the truth.
SCREAM……..SCREAM………yeah that’s our mom standing on the kitchen table.
Not to worry, she won’t hurt Kobra. Does she do that often?
I like the frog, but the snake…not so much.
Have a terrific day. ☺
The snake seems to be very unpopular around here.
Yikes! No thanks to snakes, even though most are harmless and do good by eating bad things. We just don’t like ’em. You are brave to be so close to them and not be scared.
Don’t forget that I can fly and snakes can’t.
We are VERY GLAD that it was not one of those Rattler Snakes…
Our MOM ate pawt of one of those Once…. Some guys cooked it fur her.. Out in the Desert near Yuma…
Yuma? That’s down by the intersection of Arizona, California and Mexico. If the snake spoke Spanish, it was Mexican. If it spoke like a Valley Girl (fer shure), it was from California.
Personally, I’ve never seen a snake, so I don’t know what all the fuss is about. When my peeps brothers were kids (per Mom) they used to bring snakes home and play with them in the house until it was time for their dad to come home, cause he was scared of the snakes. Mom likes a nice snake, as long as it isn’t poisonous, and she says she knows the difference. I just like being an only child here.
Even the poisonous ones aren’t out to get you. They only attack when they feel threatened by you. Unfortunately they can’t determine your intent and you may not even know that one is there until you’re bitten because you stepped on it. This one was just fine and harmless.
I am not fond of snakes. You will hear me if I ever get near one. SCARY!
OK, I won’t give any snakes the directions to your place. You have enough to worry about with the alligators.
My momma’s sister LUVS snakes. All da reptiles ackshually.
We birds are supposed to be descended from reptiles. I’m feeling snake bit because you went into spam-again.
We wouldn’t have been close enough to tell if it was a rattlesnake or not. Hope he doesn’t want to vary his diet from gophers to frogs!
Or, gag, birds.
Oh, he (or she….did you check???! hehehehe) is adorables! We used to have those around here, not so much anymore…not sure why…butts Ma doesn’t mind them, just keep the spider/tarantula pics to a minimum please…they still freak Ma out! BOL!
It might be that she thinks that they’ll steal her margarita. They just might, we’ve seen some pretty wobbly walking by some of our local tarantulas.
Oh my, that scared us at first! Glad it is only a gopher snake 🙂
The peeps had to double check. If you asked Kobra you wouldn’t get a straight answer.
Gah! You just scared me to death. Gopher snake or not, color me afraid!
Scared to death? Do you know a good hospital?
One or two. 😉
I prefer the frog.
Aroo to you,
You have a point there. Since Kobra is around, we’ve had no dingoes.
I have had snake avoidance training! I would have chewed it up in a heartbeat!
Avoidance training means that you’re supposed to get away from it. Kaci and Kali had the training also but it only works for rattlesnakes. Supposedly other snakes don’t smell like that.
Quite a Handsome fellow,xx Speedy
You seem to be in the minority about that.
Oh no….we arent a big fan of snakes!!
Even the peeps were wary until the snake was ID’d.
I hate it when any visitors show up without an invitation — Especially this kind!!
Hope you’ve had a good weekend!!
At least he doesn’t eat or drink us out of house and home.
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