Not the absolute best picture but imagine my surprise when I looked up from the computer this mornign to see this pretty head peeking in the screen.
This is probably Queenie or one of the second year black snakes that roam the property. I went out the back door and around to the front deck to check her out. She had come down off the screen and was just hangin' out on the deck railing. I encouraged her to go elsewhere.
This is my second snake sighting in the 'yard' in the past couple of weeks. King, my 8'+ monster who's lived on this property probably longer than we have, was stretched out in the wood trailer last week when I went to check the live trap. We've had a real timber rat problem of late. Bob didn't tell me how bad the trailer was until I went out to get something one day. Ugh! I won't say how many rats we've trapped but I will tell you I'm just glad they've stayed out there and not ventured into the house. I haven't caught any in a couple weeks. Maybe between the live trap and King, we are finally rid of them.
Next task is to totally clean out that wood trailer, pressure wash everything then start from scratch. with Bob's breathing issues, I'll be the one on the inside handing him the lengths of timber through the window to the outside. Fun times!
How's your summer kicking off?