In Minnesota, I’ve seen garter snakes in the woods that looked a lot like green water hoses. Here in Wisconsin, I saw the cutest little snake slithering across the parking lot just as we were leaving Governor Nelson State Park Sunday. It wasn’t green, but dark gray and brown striped.
I looked it up, it’s a Eastern ribbon snake, a species of garter snake. Garter snakes are not poisonous. Eastern ribbon snakes live by the water and eat frogs, fish and invertebrates like spiders and worms. Interestingly, they are ovoviviparous, giving birth in late summer to 4 to 27 live young! That makes this critter about three months old. It was in a hurry to get across the parking lot, smart snake.
Are there friendly non-venomous snakes where you live?
¡Olé! and gracias for visiting. Please say hello and leave a note below. –Rebecca
This is #12 for the lines theme, #Pastsquares with Becky B.
“There was a snakey snake, living by a lake, and it looked just like a rakey rake…” –Rebecca
(a song I made up for Eagle when they were in preschool)