Sunday, September 21, 2008

Baby Black Rat Snake

I walked into the family room to find 3 cats all in a row staring intently out the screen door onto the deck. Looking out, I didn't see anything, so went back to folding laundry. The Hmong dresser scarf was not quite dry so I opened the door to drape it over a chair. As I started down the steps I found this little guy sprawled full length along the riser. Thinking it was dead, I touched it with my toe. Hello, not dead.

Well my friends, I am pleased to announce the arrival of a baby at my house. Remember the black rat snake I kept cutting out of the netting back in the Spring? Well, she is apparently still around.

Is this the cutest face ever?

7 comments:

dlyn said...

Oh my stinkin gosh - that is adorable! I love me some snakes. Now if you post photos of spiders I am outta here ! :)

deejbrown said...

OMG! Great shots! Mom snake knew a safe place when she saw one, as do I! May that little one "live long and prosper."

Kim said...

What a pretty little snake! Although it looks a little po'd...

Sparverius said...

Cute, cute snake. Baby snakes are always cool. I wonder at what point they become "cool"? Because as an adult, that snake would be quite cool!

onangelwings said...

Ok, that is the cutest face ever. So sweet that the kitties were checking it out too.

Bevson said...

Squirrels having a fit in the trees, made me look in the backyard to find an adult Black Rat Snake slithering across the lawn. It would appear I have a family. I wonder how many 1/2 acre can support?

nina said...

Another who finds a snake face cute!
Wonderful!!