Monday, May 20, 2013

Rattler from a Safe Distance - 2013-140

Via Flickr:
I was sitting on my back screened porch eating dinner when this guy slithered through the gravel (the two pics on the right). It headed between my neighbor's and my house towards the front. It eventually showed up in the front yard, which I could see out one of my windows (the image on the left).

Other than a little mouse or pack rat (no, not me), this is the first wildlife I've seen INSIDE my garden walls. Will be more vigilant than ever stepping out into the yard from now on.

Peace to all.


Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Yikes! Especially at night or in shadowy places. We have to get you some chicken wire for those holes in the brick. Maybe it'll cut down on the number of critters that can slither or scamper inside your yard. Be careful out there! xoxoxo

PS On the upside your pics of the dude are great & Matt may never come over again lol

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Jenn, I think this dude came in under my gate - a narrow but necessary gap. I'm always careful out in the yard since seeing the first rattler near my car last year; thanks for your concern.

Thanks for the upside re; my pics, but I'm not sure Matt never coming here is an upside - ;-P

Love you, Mum