Wednesday, September 14, 2005
A Little Bull
Here's a shot to give a truer perspective of the little snake's size. He/she was a little nervous originally, but calmed down almost immediately. Like a number of harmless snakes, they'll vibrate their tail when disturbed or threatened. Among some dry vegetation it can be a scary sound (if you're wary of rattlesnakes). For some good information about snakes in my area, check out the Colorado Herpetological Society.
As an aside, the Denver Zoo has a large bull snake they bring out for education and pets. They call him Ferdinand (check out the local kids' section in your library if you don't get it). This little bull was released into the wilds of my strawberry patch.