We had a vistor

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.

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I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

47 comments on “We had a vistor

  1. Well did you make him feel welcome?
    Sweet William The Scot

  2. He didn’t hurt/eat Karma did he?

  3. A beauty but you have to be sure you know your visitors!

  4. 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?

    Hugs, Sammy

  5. SCREAM……..SCREAM………yeah that’s our mom standing on the kitchen table.
    stella rose

  6. Not to worry, she won’t hurt Kobra. Does she do that often?

  7. I like the frog, but the snake…not so much.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. I am not fond of snakes. You will hear me if I ever get near one. SCARY!

  13. My momma’s sister LUVS snakes. All da reptiles ackshually.

  14. 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!

  15. 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!
    Ruby ♥

  16. Oh my, that scared us at first! Glad it is only a gopher snake 🙂

  17. Gah! You just scared me to death. Gopher snake or not, color me afraid!

  18. I prefer the frog.

    Aroo to you,

  19. 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.

  20. Quite a Handsome fellow,xx Speedy

  21. Oh no….we arent a big fan of snakes!!


  22. I hate it when any visitors show up without an invitation — Especially this kind!!

    Hope you’ve had a good weekend!!

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