Garter Snake

My big surprise was a garter snake , alive and well, in the basement. He or she was in a basket full of things I had moved down there several weeks ago.  I did manage to move the basket and the snake up the basement steps, out on the porch and into the back yard.  Garter snakes eat bad bugs and grubs out of the garden, so I tolerate them, just not in my basement.  Last week, I found a huge Salamander crawling around on the back porch.  By the time I retrieved a shovel to scoop him up, he was long gone.  The appearance of an indoor garter snake and a back porch salamander are unusual.   Living in the country has taught me to expect the unexpected and deal with it.  Glad it wasn’t a bear!

October 14, 2014 · Sarah · No Comments
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