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Old 04-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #5331
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I smiled today while watering flowers as I saw the little blacksnake that shares my yard wriggling along. He's about as big around as a fat pencil. He stopped every so often and stuck his head up to look around. It was comical the way he looked around before dropping back into the grass and continuing his trip. First sighting this Spring.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:55 PM   #5332
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I smiled today while watering flowers as I saw the little blacksnake that shares my yard wriggling along. He's about as big around as a fat pencil. He stopped every so often and stuck his head up to look around. It was comical the way he looked around before dropping back into the grass and continuing his trip. First sighting this Spring.
Oh, how cute!
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #5333
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Oh, how cute!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:05 PM   #5334
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Um...Snake!
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Its a credit card. I've decided not to use them anymore.

If you don't pay the balance every month the interest stacks up.

I found myself buying things on sale/special thinking I was being frugal but realized that once I added the interest to my purchases it was no bargain.

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Nice one, PF.

The little blacksnake visit reminded me of another visit several summers ago when I lived in North Carolina. I was on a swing under a big oak tree, sitting sideways with my feet up on the end of the swing, when a pretty good-sized snake rustled up from the brush clearing and proceeded to motivate toward the undergrowth opposite. I knew that copperheads and water moccasins were par for the course, but had never seen this black and white fellow before. I found out later that he was a king snake - not only harmless, but a friend for sure because part of his diet is other snakes.

Here's a photo of a little snake (a baby blacksnake, I think) only 5 or 6 inches long who climbed a tree in the yard last summer. Who knows - he may be my little pencil-necked friend grown up.
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Nice one, PF.

The little blacksnake visit reminded me of another visit several summers ago when I lived in North Carolina. I was on a swing under a big oak tree, sitting sideways with my feet up on the end of the swing, when a pretty good-sized snake rustled up from the brush clearing and proceeded to motivate toward the undergrowth opposite. I knew that copperheads and water moccasins were par for the course, but had never seen this black and white fellow before. I found out later that he was a king snake - not only harmless, but a friend for sure because part of his diet is other snakes.

Here's a photo of a little snake (a baby blacksnake, I think) only 5 or 6 inches long who climbed a tree in the yard last summer. Who knows - he may be my little pencil-necked friend grown up.
Tried to Google for a similar image and came up with nothing useful. I found this nifty site: FLMNH - Florida Snakes Identification. But it didn't have baby snakes.

The snake is cute.
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