We met our first snake of the season yesterday. It was a tiny ring neck and the girls were psyched. He hung around for a while and the kids were able to see him in different hiding places and see him move along the driveway. Ring necks move kind of like a water snake – the black snakes we usually find have more of a straight pattern. The ring snake’s movement was almost musical…I’m hoping we will see him again this afternoon.
This little one was quite the contrast to last year’s first snake that I had to cut out of the garden netting – he was over 5 feet long! A gentle giant – he didn’t appear to even consider striking when I was freeing him and then stuck around a bit for the kids to get a look.
Yesterday we also caught a glimpse of one of this year’s skinks. Below is a picture of last year when one of the cats caught a skink and the kids were able to get up close and personal after I made a second capture of it – inside my house.
I love living the country life in the suburbs! We get the best of both worlds!