Saturday, October 16, 2021



Yesterday was my day for eldercare with my friend, Lynne.

We were sitting in her backyard on her swing for two.

She was snoozing and I was fiddling on my phone.

Something caught my eye and I looked up.

There was this snake slithering about a foot from our feet.

He looked up at me and shook his tail like a rattler would do.

Then he moved a bit away from us and started to coil.

I knew it wasn't a rattle snake but it was a bit unnerving.

He continued to move on under her patio table.

I decided to wake Lynne up and go back inside.

Later when I looked out the window, he was gone..


I just don't like these guys, even when I know they aren't poisonous and are good for nature.

I believe this is a California King Snake.



sandy said...

I imagine that was unnerving. Because of a son of mine who had snakes as a teenage who lived in the house (in cages) I got use to them. California King was my favorite. He use to bring him into my bedroom and put him on my bed. I learned to just let him slither around. I became fond of him. His name was "Ice Man" after Cnuck LIddell famous MMA fighter and my son was a fan of him. So Ice Man would visit me often, lol

Hootin' Anni said...

I hate snakes. Period!!!

Sandi said...


jel said...

Not a Fan of them !!!!

Wanda said...

Yikes! Good dicision to take Lynn inside and you too. I do not like snakes!!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Screaming and running. No, make hat running first. You really kept your cool!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Oh wow. I think I would have lost it and gone running and screaming down the road.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Good choice to move indoors. I would have done the same.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my, I don't do snakes. We use something called Liquid Fence granulated repellent. We put it around our property line each spring.