Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Snake Wrangler

Stephen was recently working hard on our front yard and found 2 snakes in the mulch to contend with. It was touch and go, but he was able to wrangle them both. The one below was quite feisty and struck at Stephen several times.


Luckily, his fear of spiders did not carry over to snakes because eventually man won against beast.
Despite the danger, Stephen completed his project and did a fantastic job pulling the weeds and adding mulch to these flower beds.
*No snakes were harmed in this blog post! We let them go in the woods behind our backyard.*

10 comments:

BrittBeah said...

They look so large in the first pic I was wondering how you guys caught them. The snake was so cute in the video! Glad no one was hurt.

Stephanie said...

I would have died. There are two hole outside our front door and I'm crossing my fingers that they're from a mole and not a snake. I'd rather have the yard torn up any day over sharing space with a snake.

gyeong said...

Baby snakes are so cute. I wish I were better at telling the ones that are venomous.

alex said...

I'm with Gyeong. They are cute, but even the venomous ones start out as babies.
Glad everyone survived ;-)

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

We do not know what kind of snakes they were. If we had known they were poisonous, we may have transported them further from our yard.

Jen

Debbie (Emma's mom) said...

Are they (White) Oak snakes? Great pics, BTW. Even though they're babies, I think that mom and pop could be in the vicinity.

From South GA - Land of the 'rattlers' and 'cotton-mouthes'

Michelle said...

Too creepy!! I guess I am in the minority with Stephanie. =) I hate a da*n snake and those two would not have survived in my yard. Glad everyone is okay!

Maria Peters said...

EEEEEEEEKKKK!!!!!!!!!

Barb said...

How cute! Glad you released them, snakes are our friends :-)

Seriously, I'd rather have snakes anyday than rats and mice - at least snakes won't burn your house down chewing on your electric wiring!

I found some photos, maybe those babies were brown snakes?

http://www.reptileeducation.com/mkportal/modules/coppermine/thumbnails.php?album=4&page=1

greytblackdog said...

Snakes, snakes go away. We find them in our pool. They like to swim and are the devil to fish out. I prefer to release them much farther away and require them to cross at least one road before coming back to my home.