Visit from a gopher snake August 29, 2007Posted by kittyadventures in Uncategorized.
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I was cleaning my flower garden the other day when I cam upon a beautiful creature…. It lay silently watching me. As still as possible hoping I would not come too close to it. I was hoeing with a scuffle hoe and happened to look at it just right and thankfully see it before I actually rammed it with the hoe. Now you may not think snakes are beautiful… and I admit I am not one for keeping them around as a pet but when I find a gopher snake in my garden I thrill. Why you may ask… because I live on an acre and we are plagued by pocket gophers. They eat expensive landscape dig furiously in your garden eat your vegitables and generaly tear up your lawn and gardens. Gopher snakes eat gophers.. They have become one of my best allies in my garden.
So without further ado meet my newest friend…
This one was as close as I could get without disturbing the snake. He was actually pretty small I think only about 2 and a half feet just short of a meter.
As you can see he is almost perfectly camoflaged. I am kneeling down to take this photo and I am about three or four feet from the snake. Not to worry gopher snakes are very gentle docile snakes.