Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wildlife in the Garden
That same day, our neighbor across the street surprised a large copperhead snake that had decided to take the sun right in front of her front door. She hollered at me to come when I went to get the mail, I saw it was a copperhead and got a neighbor man to come over and "dispatch" it. I have a "backyard habitat" designation from the National Wildlife Federation, and I enjoy the birds, dragonflies, butterflies, the above box turtle (a first in the yard!), and garter snakes. I would love to have a speckled king snake in the yard. I can tolerate the racoons, possums, squirrels and chipmunks to some degree. But no copperheads. Nope. No way. Glad it wasn't in my yard because I hate to think what the folks in the neighborhood that don't like my gardening style would say.