Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Is This the Year of the Snake?

I spotted another snake this morning on our gravel front walkway.

I stood inside the vestibule to take these photos.

It's not the same one as the other day. 

I think it's a Copperhead - a poisonous snake here in Maryland.

You decide.  Here's a photo from the MD Dept of Natural Resources.
Or is it a corn snake?

Don't think so when I compare the markings.

Whatever it is I hope it goes away.
[post script: as of Friday the snake was still there.  It found a hole in our rock wall to hang out in.]

Looking at the DNR website I think the one I posted about earlier this week was a garter snake.


Margaret Adamson said...

my vote is a Northern Copperhead but what do I know? We have NO snakes in Ireland!

Tom said...

Do the new owners know that they are moving to snakeville?

Latane Barton said...

To me.... a snake is a snake. And, I run like crazy.

Dawn Y. said...

Too close for comfort!! Keep a close eye out and watch your step. The snakes might be coming to enjoy your beautiful garden this spring. Wishing you a nice weekend, Marcia! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Zizi Santos said...

Linda imagem da cobra.
gosto de cobras bem longe!
Muito interessante!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Oh wow! I do not like snakes. I am not an expert, but I would not want a coppehead near my home. Creepy!

Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Betsy Adams said...

YIPES... Just seeing that snake made me chill.... I am SO afraid of snakes since I don't know one from another.... I've only seen one or two since we moved here in 2003.....

There are things you will miss and things you won't miss. Right????? BUT--you'll always have memories and stories to tell.

Happy May 1st.... Amazing how quickly it got here. I will publish a blog post tomorrow.


Marie C said...

Yikes! I just can't tell them apart, and that's what scares me. You are certainly getting your fill of them!

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