The Season of the Snake -- NOT My Favorite Time of Year!10:25 PM
One thing I love about living on a farm is all the wildlife! The birds, the rabbits, the deer.. they are all part of my childhood and still hang around our homeplace today.
One creature I can not even deal with, however, is the snake. I know that it has benefits to my farm, including pest control. (And I'm lucky that I don't have any this big on our place.) But I also hate being surprised by them! I can't handle them slithering over my feet in the tall grass or the garden.
I'd much rather see them out in the open, like this, where I can CHOOSE to get near them or not.
My kids had a good time closely studying this garter in our fire pit this past week. His tongue was out almost the whole time, giving the boys a chance to really see what happened when they sensed with them.
I stood back a bit, however. I don't know that I'll ever quite get over them!
Are you a fan of snakes? Or do you choose to keep your distance.. like me?