Working in the garden, and another snake

October 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Yesterday was Columbus Day, and I took the day off, running errands in the morning, turning my car in for service, and visiting the accountant.  Come to think of it, that doesn’t really sound like “taking the day off,” does it?   I thought about working in the garden, but my arms were still sore from working in the garden all this past weekend…

I dug up two of the three enormous schefflera that were bordering the back patio.

We were tired of them blocking our view of the back yard, and Dave was tired of constantly trimming them back.  There’s still one more schefflera to remove , and I’m not sure I have the energy or desire to tackle it for awhile.    I’m planning on transplanting all of these behind the garage.

In the midst of the digging, we found another snake…this time he was a harmless water snake, and completely unaggressive.

Chief was outside, and he was the one who discovered the snake.  Chief batted the guy around a bit with his paw, and the snake immediately coiled and flipped his tail a few times.  Meanwhile, we ran to get the camera to take a few pictures.  We have no idea what this snake was doing in the flower bed, but since he was harmless, we left him alone, and eventually he wandered off to eat mice or whatever these snakes eat.  He was between 2 1/2 and 3 feet, and ruddy blackish gray on the top, and yellow on his underside, with round eyes.

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