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Post  sceleste54 11/17/2012, 6:55 pm

I got a bit of a surprise today while digging around for the last of the sweet potatoes/ getting ready for collards. This reminded me that even though our SFG beds are raised, they still are attractive to all sorts of critters !

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Post  camprn 11/17/2012, 7:00 pm

AWWWW, a baby snake, good for keeping the vermin down in the garden, once it gets bigger. Snakes are such awesome creatures. Lucky you! cheers

Is it one of these? a scarlet snake?
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-guide/cemophoracoccinea.htm

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Post  sceleste54 11/17/2012, 7:41 pm

Looked more like the photo on the right camprn... the tinest snake I have ever seen...
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Post  sceleste54 11/17/2012, 7:43 pm

I put him back where I found him after I planted the collards, I hope he makes it thru the winter...Smile
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Post  camprn 11/17/2012, 7:49 pm

sceleste54 wrote:I put him back where I found him after I planted the collards, I hope he makes it thru the winter...Smile
NICE!!!! flower

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Post  mollyhespra 11/18/2012, 12:05 am

Umm...that's a King Snake...a good guy; not venomous in the least & awesome that you put him back.

That being said, his look-a-like, the Coral Snake is a VERY dangerous critter. Important to the ecosystem, & not to be killed-just-cuz-its-a-snake but not to be handled lightly.

Here's a link on how to tell them apart, but I just always remember: red & yellow kill a fellow, red & black you're all right Jack.

I almost stepped on a Coral snake as a child growing up in Miami, Florida. Not something you forget & important to know how to tell them apart if you're poking around the vegetation in the Sunshine State.

I don't want to frighten you or cause undue alarm; just something I thought you should be aware of.
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Post  sceleste54 11/18/2012, 2:27 pm

Thanks for the heads up about the coral snake, I learned early on the rhyme "Red on Yellow kill a fellow, Red on Black good for Jack".... right along with the instructions never to touch a snake... Laughing
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Post  mollyhespra 11/18/2012, 5:06 pm

LOL! I think I missed that lesson, too.

Well, I'm glad you knew the difference when you picked that little critter up because my heart skipped a beat when I saw your picture. It's such an ingrained reaction even from so many years ago...just like ducking for cover when you hear the raspy sound of a palmetto bug's wings just as you're about to get dive-bombed...
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Post  walshevak 11/19/2012, 12:35 pm

mollyhespra wrote:LOL! I think I missed that lesson, too.

Well, I'm glad you knew the difference when you picked that little critter up because my heart skipped a beat when I saw your picture. It's such an ingrained reaction even from so many years ago...just like ducking for cover when you hear the raspy sound of a palmetto bug's wings just as you're about to get dive-bombed...

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Post  sceleste54 11/21/2012, 12:48 am

I checked on he/she/it today... still ensconced in Mel's Mix...Wink
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Post  camprn 11/21/2012, 6:57 am

sceleste54 wrote:I checked on he/she/it today... still ensconced in Mel's Mix...Wink
sunny hooray! as long as it's there it keeps eating bugs! Wink

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