Monday, February 4, 2019

BIG Weekend


My last post on Friday, was a Fake News Snake. I took the weekend off to work on my housework To Do List.  After lunch we were sitting in the sun and I said where is Big Boy? I got up to see if he was laying in his sunny spot and what to my wondering eyes did appear? A Big Black Racer, not our Big Boy... The good news is he stayed there long enough for me to go grab big put him inside and grab  the camera.

Putting Big inside was not to protect him, but to protect the snake. He was about 4 feet long. We have seen bigger but no photos. We like our Racers. This one was slow because it was cold and he was warming up. Once I started clicking he had warmed enough to race off to the fence where he lives. Don't worry, they don't bite, they race away from people.

Maybe I will become the MAD Snake Charmer...…  I got about half the LIST Done Yay



17 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

You LIKE the snakes? And are not afraid of them. SO unlike you!!!

Linda said...

I’m catching up here....snakes are pretty amazing. We have the good, the bad and the ugly at the ranch. I’ve not had much interaction with any of them as of yet but I’m always watching....

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I don't mind snakes - at a respectful distance. Having stood on a red-belly black snake in OZ and not getting bit for my attack, I can honestly say, it's not something I wish to repeat. YAM xx (who has purchased a small bluetooth keyboard for the YAMroid - which is making life on a tiny computer a little easier... but not by much as the keyboard ain't much bigger!)

Anni said...

You can have 'em!! I don't even like PICTURES of snakes. lol

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Cool photos of the Racer. I have never seen one in person. Snakes can be great to have around, they take care of the rodents. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and have a great new week ahead.

Rose said...

I cant say i like snakes like I like furry animals, but they sure serve a purpose.

Ann said...

Well if it would run away from me and not bite then I suppose I could live with it. Otherwise I don't like snakes. Pictures of them or with glass between us is fine though...lol

My Mind's Eye said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh have you put a scary black racer story from long ago in my mind's eye. Thank goodness he was OUT SIDE. I would have heard MS shouting all the way up here
Hugs Cecilia

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great shots. I am not a huge lover of snakes, but would definitely take pictures when I have the chance.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I don't even like seeing pictures of snakes even if they don't bite!!

Saimi said...

Wow! I'm glad they don't bite we have Rattlers that do bite over in my neck of the desert. I'm not necessarily afraid of snakes unless we come across them when we are hiking or riding horses and only because they are rattlesnakes haha.

photowannabe said...


Snakes certainly aren't my favorite but I know the one like you saw is valuable for keeping the critter population down.
Great photos.
Glad you were just doing deep cleaning. I was concerned maybe something had happened.
Hope you have a good day...2 more oz. down and counting. Not much but makes me feel successful.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay you snake charmer - I don't like any kind of snakes - good ones or bad ones! Scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Gang at LLB said...

I don't mind snakes..especially the garden variety!

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Inger said...

What a beautiful snake! Our racer snakes have racing stripes down their backs and are pretty too. And fast!

Denise inVA said...

I like reptiles and this one is very pretty. Glad you protected it and put it in a safe place. I was once told they are great for the ecology. For one thing they keep the rodent population down, or so I heard.