Monday, February 16, 2009

HandsomeHusband's Snake (047/365)

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"It's not that I don't care for snakes,
But oh what do you do
When a 24-foot python says …
I love you?"

Shel Silverstein, "Snake Problem", A Light in the Attic, USA: Harper Collins, 1981

TIME: 9:49 AM
PLACE: The study 
SUBJECT: Garter Snake

The HandsomeHusband rescued this snake in December.  I posted about it here, on my other blog, Suzy Homemaker.  Today was the first time it came up through the hole on the top of the flower pot that we have in the aquarium for its den.  My cat, Jack, was going nuts.  Whenever the snake comes out from under the pot, Jack is on top of the aquarium, twitching his tail and usually knocking something down in the process.  Soon the snake will no longer be a part of our happy family.  The plan is to release it at a nearby hiking trail, sometime in late April or early May, when the weather turns warmer.

10 comments:

Vicki said...

Great shot!!!

Dot O said...

That is a great photograph! You are brave...

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love snakes - and he is very cute. I love the angle of the shot.

SuzyHomemaker said...

Vicki - I can't believe I captured his (her?) tongue!

Dot O - I stuck the camera in the tank and started clicking. If the snake moved I would have been out of there so fast!

ETW - Do you want it? I'll send it to you! ;)

Christina said...

It's a good photo ~ and that's close enough for me ~ I am not fond of snakes! :)

Sara G said...

Great photo of your pet snake!!
Good luck releasing him back to nature.

Mari said...

I love the picture, but wouldn't care for the snake!

breanna said...

fantastic picture, but it make me shutter.

SuzyHomemaker said...

Christina - I'm not too fond of them either!

Sara G - I'm looking forward to May.

Mari - The "not fond of" appears to be the consensus!

SuzyHomemaker said...

breanna - "shutter"/camera shutter...Is that pun deliberate? ;)