Tuesday, July 3, 2007

How many is too many?



This is the sight we see each morning. Yesterday, I counted 12, but it is kind of hard to know exactly with all those bodies and heads. What I wonder is how many we DON'T see. How many babies are in the rocks somewhere? But mostly, I am still doing quite well. They will not harm me. And both Tom and I are wondering if possibly the snakes have anything to do with the scarcity of ticks, ladybugs, black flies, and mosquitoes this summer. Maybe it is just coincidental. Maybe it is cyclical. But I will take snakes over those other creatures anyday.

10 comments:

  1. Nan, What kind of snakes are those? I can't tell from the photos.

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  2. Garter- same fellows (girls?) as in May. Out at the woodpile, there are some ring-necks, but around the terrace they are all garters.

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  3. Ah, I can't see the stripes in the photo. I haven't seen any snakes here this year. That is pretty odd. I don't see them often, usually, but do usually catch a glimpse a few times each year.

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  4. They must have slithered eastward. :<)

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  5. I came across your blog today and really enjoyed it (except for those snakes!!!) I live in northern Michigan and see at least one or two of those slithery things every summer, along with bear and deer. My husband does not even come running when he hears my high-pitched scream from outside. He knows I saw a snake......jerripinkpassion.blogspot.com

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  6. Ok that may have put the cap on any future visits from me and my dh! Aren't you afraid they will slither into your house? What about the doggies? Aren't you afraid for them? I am not really such a sissy but.....

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  7. Okay - creeping me out!! I can do all kinds of bugs but snakes are just not my friend.

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  8. Eeek. I used to accidentally drive over these guys with our riding mower when we lived out in the country. {shudder!!} Thank goodness they're not poisonous.

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  9. Wow! Those photos brought back some memories from a long time ago. We used to have a 'nest' of garter snakes under our front porch. They definitely do keep down those bothersome pests.

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  10. Yikes...I could not handle those anywhere near me!!
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