Sunday, June 5, 2011

In the Garden

Last week while weeding the front bed, I got a nice little surprise:



They were underneath one of the bricks bordering the bed. I was really surprised that snakes could live underneath a brick and not get smooshed. There were about five of them, and very tiny - a nest? Perhaps Stephan knows...

We watched them for awhile, and the kids were very good about following my "look but don't touch" snake rule (we have the same rule about spiders). Then we put the brick back. Snakes are supposedly a good friend to gardeners, so we're glad to have them.

But do they eat squirrels?

1 comment:

  1. Stephan here. I'm pretty sure those are worm snakes. And just as the name suggests, they eat mainly earthworms. Sorry, your squirrel will live another day. They're normally pretty good at burrowing- that's why they could be under the brick and not get squashed. On a side note, if you want to keep the squirrel out of your garden, try peppermint oil. Most rodents can't stand it. I've used it pretty successfully to keep rabbits away.


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