I came through the gate yesterday and saw a pale little snake perched on a vine at the top of the fence. He was keeping an eye on me.
By the time I returned with my camera he was gone. But he was so small. I knew he couldn’t get far. I looked at the tangle of leaves from every which way and finally caught sight of his slender light-colored body.
When I first saw him he looked almost clear in the shade of the late afternoon light. However, the green popped out in the light of the flash. Seems to be a baby green garden snake.
He was curled around the vine, not at all interested in posing for pictures.
When I moved a leaf out of the way for a better look he got mad at me.
He curled up ready to strike. And then he did, opening his little mouth to bite me. He wanted to be sure I knew he meant business.
It was pretty darn cute
He was maybe ten inches long, if he would let you measure from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
And he was so slender. More slender than a number two pencil.
You can see how small he is compared to the chain link fence in the foreground.
I wonder how long it will take him to grow into the long neon green garden snake I’ve already met.
Any interesting critters in your backyard?