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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Common Ribbon Snake

We discovered this snake next to our deck this afternoon.  We scared it once and it slipped into a hole in the mulch to hide under the deck.  It needed to be in the sun for warmth, it's a rather cool day, so when we checked again it was out in the sun.


It took a search of Maryland snakes to discover what it was.  It likes wetlands and bogs so maybe it's making its home here because of our pond.  Hmm. I wonder how many gold fish it will eat?




2 comments:

1st Man said...

YIKES! So is it dangerous/venomous? Ironically I saw a snake today as well, I didn't have my camera with me when I saw it. I think it was a common garter snake/grass snake but it still gave me a cold chill when I first saw it....

Marcia said...

No danger with this snake. In Maryland there are only two venomous snakes: copperheads and rattlesnakes. In our area copperheads are more likely but we've never seen them.

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