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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.