Friday, August 8, 2014
Snake in the Grass
We live on the shore of a very small lake - really more of a pond. One of the features of our shoreline is garter snakes. These beautiful creatures rustle through the tall grass and swim quickly away as I approach. They have a dark body with three stripes - most often yellow although green, blue, red and orange are not unusual. The little boys in our neighborhood search for garter snakes in a nearby vacant lot. Cats sometimes carry them home. I know that many people do not welcome snakes in their grass, but I do. Here is a web site from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife that will tell you all about our snakes. If you live in another state, check your browser for snake information.