Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thanks, but no new pets for us.

We had a most unwelcome visitor in our backyard recently.  Can you spot him?

How about now? 

The Big Guy had quite a surprise when he was out grilling. I suppose this is one hazard of having your property back up to a wetlands preserve.

The Big Guy dashed in the house when he saw this, leading me to dash out with the camera and a rake.

My plan was to get the snake on the rake and escort him back to the brush at the edge of our property line.
It worked, but it took several minutes. I had a hard time keeping the snake on the rake (oooh...that rhymes!) and take a picture at the same time. Snakes just don't want to pose for pictures, you know?


frugalsuz said...

AUGH! I definitely do not like snakes and don't think I would have been brave enough to go near that thing. (shudder)

evonne said...

Thanks for escorting him back. :) He's a friendly neighborhood garter snake (a pretty big one!) and I appreciate you not harming him. You rock.

Tom said...

Never a dull day in Aurora! Fun stuff!