Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dog gone and snake here ...........

The little dog has disappeared. I walked over the field this morning and didn't see it. Evidently it got its strength back , and decided to try and make it back home. I hope it gets to its destination okay. At least it knows where to go if it ever needs food again. I'm going to keep an eye out for it.

I must admit, I'm a bit disappointed. I was getting excited about having a dog again. I just need to be patient. One day a dog will show up that needs a home and it will decide to stay. Until then, you will have to put up with posts about cats.

Or maybe you would prefer to hear about snakes.

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I almost stepped on this fella in the front yard yesterday afternoon. If you're not freaked out by snakes, look closely at his midsection. You can see a bulge, which I'm sure was his supper (probably a mole from the front yard.) I watched him as he made his way toward the house, up onto the front porch, and then into a crack in the siding around one on the porch posts. It got really cold last night, so he was looking for a protected place to hibernate and digest his catch. This is a black snake.

Black snakes are not poisonous and are beneficial for keeping mice and rats away. I've also heard that they will keep copperhead snakes away. Copperheads are poisonous. I almost stepped on one at my garage door last week and had Hubby kill it. I don't want to step on one of those by accident! So, little black snake be useful and chase all those copperheads away. If you do, you may hibernate in my porch post.

Now that I've scared you with snake stories, I will wish you a great weekend.

14 comments:

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Shame about the dog, seems to have recovered a bit too quick for your liking.... either that or the snake has chased it off !

Linda said...

I'm so sorry for the little dog because he missed a tremendous chance at a good home. Darn.

I've never heard of black snakes but believe you me I'm familiar with copper heads. Those nasty snakes give off a scent. I don't like snakes with an attitude. Where we live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon we don't have poisonous snakes but they do on the other side of the Cascade Mountains. Their rattle snakes are not nearly as aggressive as the Texas diamond back rattlesnakes.

KathyA said...

If you listen carefully, you can probably hear me screaming from MD to VA!
We have a lot of black snakes here, too. One used to sun itself across the threshold of our sliding glass doors. I just don't like surprises.

I still think the dog will be back.

Gilly said...

The dog has probably gone off to find a friend and bring him back, too!!

I don't mind snakes in the least, but I'm not too sure I would like to live in close promximity with them!

Especially if they are poisonous ! :/

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Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Okay, I much preferred the photo of the dog (or cats) LOL. Nit a fan of snakes.

CountryDew said...

Not a snake fan. Shiver.

Hope the dog really is okay.

Arkansas Patti said...

Gosh I am sorry about the dog and hope he comes back. He is missing out on a great home.
Snakes don't bother me. They usually don't like me a bit an they do eat mice which eat my car wiring. I'll take the snake anytime.
Didn't know that about them keeping copperheads away. A resident black snake is a good thing.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Awww, what a sweet puppy! I really hope he changes his mind and makes his way back to you.

We get a few snakes around here too. No poisonous ones though, thank goodness. One time my husband was going out and put up the garage door. As he was standing under it, a snake fell on his head. Ewww. Glad it wasn't me. I'd be screaming my head off!

Kae Lani said...

wow! that snake is long!

Snappy Di said...

I am deathly afraid of all snakes, even the non-poisonous ones. BUT, we never have mice or rodents on our property that we have noticed, so you can bet we have snakes that are keeping them under control.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

He's a beauty!

Last year it looked like a piece of black rubber was falling loose from the track around the storm door. I reached for it and then realized it was a black snake! I started screaming out of shock. They don't scare me. I think they're neat. But I was surprised.

Adopt a dog. I believe last year Pittsylvania County put 3,000 dogs to sleep if you can believe that. What a shame. That's where we got the Big Stupid and he is an amazing dog!

NitWit1 said...

The only good snake is a dead snake in my books. My husband is called immedicaely to exterminate any I come across.

But the little dog if a stray was cute and hope he come backs to see you if he needs a home

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