Reflection's Flora and Fauna
A collection of my photos of flora and fauna, and maybe now and then,
something else that catches my attention and just will not let go.
Maybe even with little verbage, which is pretty hard for this gal.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Me, The Thistle or the Snake. Snake Wins.

I hate thistle, really hate it.  And, my yard has a lot of thistle, a LOT!  I was about to remove (again) some thistle that has invaded my flower beds and just will NOT go away when I looked down and saw this fella (or gal, or whatever!) guarding my thistle.

As much as I hate thistle, I hate snakes more.  The snake, he (she or it) won, and the thistle is still there.

Nope, I have no idea what it is, but, I am pretty sure it is not the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake.

I really hate thistle.  I really REALLY hate snakes!


Hope he (she, it) does not decide to sun himself (herself or itself) tomorrow, I am gonna have a shovel, you listening Mr. (or Mrs. or It) Snake??



Apple said...

I'm not a snake fan either but I'm pretty sure we both have garter snakes. I hope yours decides to relocate or at least have enough smarts to hide when he sees your shovel coming '-)

Lynne Carothers said...

Hate the thistle (invaded my flower beds too) but love snakes! Okay, I'm weird. I have had many snakes as pets in my lifetime including a five and a half foot boa named Stretch! I used to let him wander through my classroom when the kids were studying. They loved him!

PalmsRV said...

Great picture, though!

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

I, too, hate snakes. It may, or may not, be a garter. I don't know much about how any of them look except for rattlesnakes, copper heads, and cottonmouths, and I've tried to learn what they look like, just in case....

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

I hate snakes, too! I'd have run away and hoped it left, also!

Michelle Goodrum said...

EWWWWW!!! This is the stuff nightmares are made of.

Hummer said...

You know me... I've got to look.
You know my stories... I don't like snakes. This one looks like he would help keep field mice away.

Linda McCauley said...

That is one thing I would not stop long enough to shoot - at least not with a camera.

Linda Gartz said...

These are all beautiful photos. Actually, I'm not bothered by snakes. Maybe it's because my dad had a boa constrictor in the house to which we fed rats! Now THAT would really gross some people out. Dad used it as a "guard" snake. When he drove into dangerous neighborhoods, as he often had to do, he just coiled the snake on the back ledge near the rear windshield and nobody, but nobody, broke into that car!