Thursday, September 9, 2010
Mama and Babies in the Garden
If you are afraid of snakes, turn the page! I found this mama snake and her 5 babies in the garden today (one of the babies was shy and wouldn't come out from under the bush). The babies were VERY inquisitive and not a bit afraid of me as I took their picture.
The babies clustered around their mother's head, like maybe she was communicating, or giving them a nuzzle.
This little guy poked his head out to see what I was up to, and then ducked back into the bush.
I think most people are afraid of snakes because they get startled by them in the garden. But they are very beneficial, eating hundreds of insects and if they are bigger, (like Mama here) they eat small rodents as well.
Give snakes a break!