friendly garden snakes

When we first moved to this property, we very quickly noticed that there were snakes a plenty…in the pond, in the garden, on the driveway. Luckily, they have been on the small side and it’s not too often that I encounter one. In addition to the real live ones, we found rubber toy ones too, just lying around near the house. My husband thought it a good idea to set them on my potting bench to help me get used to seeing them. Somehow it doesn’t quite ease the shock factor terror I feel when I unexpectedly encounter something like this:

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Snakes do play their role. If you’ll notice, this one has recently had dinner, which may have been a rodent foraging in my garden. Just as long as they keep to themselves…

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