Out of Season Visitor

Our friendly snake was out on the driveway about 20m from the house today, somewhat late in the year for a visit I would have thought, given that it's doesn't get above 20 degrees here at the moment.

It was quite slow moving (was still as I walked past but was slowing moving off the other side of the driveway when I walked back) but still didn't like being touched (I poked gently it with my finger about 3/4 down it's back as it was mostly off the driveway and in some rocks).

View all photos taken: Monday, 26th May 2008, This photo: 2:34pm

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Comments

  • heidi_K said:
    It looks very hungry!
  • Stewart Macdonald said:
    Hi David,
    You quite often see carpet snakes moving around during the day in Winter. They're probably not feeding at these temperatures, but they still drink and bask on sunny days.
    Stewart
  • David de Groot said:
    I was thinking it looked sleepy actually :)
    Thanks Stewart. See it's true, you do learn something every day :)
  • petepothole said:
    Nice capture David! I do feel sorry for them! As there is less & less places for them to go!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well we have 6 acres they can slither around in happily (as long as it stays away from our chooks - otherwise I'll be forced to relocate it further into the bush).