Kill the Snake?

Black Rat Snake, Blue Bird
Black Rat Snake, Pantherophis obsoleteus

While we were eating our picnic lunch today I heard some birds making a ruckus nearby. Songbirds chattering incessantly suggests danger. On inspection I found a black rat snake hanging out of one of our bluebird houses. I took a couple pictures and then left to finish my lunch. Years ago I would have killed the snake. However, as we’ve lived here I’ve learned to appreciate snakes, especially black rat snakes. They are better than cats for catching mice.

http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/texas-ratsnake-black-rat-snake

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One Response to Kill the Snake?

  1. steve Knight says:

    You did absolutely the right thing.

    S

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