I know this is going to be a little controversial with some of you. Most people don’t like snakes. But I have to tell you, I personally think snakes are beautiful creatures. Bernie does too. So tonight when we were waiting on supper to finish up, I wasn’t even slightly surprised when Bernie exclaimed “There’s a snake going across the yard” and took off running to get outside. I yelled “Grab my camera!”
By the time Bernie got there, the snake had headed up a tree.
A perfectly harmless Black Snake – at least to humans.
They do eat mice and other annoying critters.
They are also known as Chicken Snakes. They don’t harm chickens. But they will eat chicken eggs.
They shy away from humans though.
Don’t be hatin’. These snakes are our friends. Get an extra hen or two so you can afford to lose an egg every now and again. It’s worth it. We’re about broke from buying mouse traps on the homestead.