Slim Jim, the water snake
May 8, 2012 § 16 Comments
We were leaving on Sunday afternoon to run an errand, when Dave saw this snake moving across the road construction site on our street. It was a 4-foot water snake, and not poisonous. We watched him for awhile.
Dave said he’d seen him earlier, stalking some birds. Although Slim Jim is a water snake, he also eats birds, eggs, mice, and rats. When we came back, I wanted to go see if he was still there. He wasn’t of course. He was probably swimming around in one of the ditches that the road workers have temporarily installed to keep water from off the road.
We see snakes regularly here at the farm. So far, they’ve always left us alone. I used to worry that they’ll hurt our animals, but the cats and dogs are smart enough to stay away when they see one.