Glimpses of Colorado - Photo Gallery
Yikes! A Snake!
One set of Photos I was not happy to capture!
Snake Crossing the Street,
Heading for My House
Snake Enjoys the
Jet Stream of Water
Intended to Drive it Away
on My Front Porch
YIKES! My first Snake here in Colorado.
Around mid-May 2006, I watched this critter cross the street
heading for my property. (Photo 1) I was thinking out loud, "Go Away!
Turn around and go back where you came from". Though I had seen rattle
snakes on television, my instinct to recall and compare physical characteristics
was just not in me at that moment. The coloration on this snake sure looked
like a rattler to me and it was huge compared to the occasional tiny,
black snakes I saw in my garden back East.
It headed straight for my house, inching slowly, nearer and nearer. What
From a distance, I squirted a jet stream of water from the garden hose
and guess what? It liked it. It just curled around my little corner fence
and enjoyed the spray. (Photo 2)
It decided to head for my front porch. Now, I was really concerned. Suppose
it liked my front porch and remained...forever!?
So, I called Rid-A-Critter and found out that it would cost me a about
$160 for the guy to capture and relocate the snake, even more "if
I have to chase it around your property".
The snake was looking better and better to me.
I was able to get a hold of my neighbor who took a look and said, "It's
just a Bull Snake. They are harmless and good for the environment because
they eat rodents".
I still was not happy that it was resting directly under where I sit on
my patio. (Photo 3)
However, feeling quite helpless, I just went inside hoping it would just
Good News! It did go away about 30 minutes later and I have not seen it