It’s fall and the snakes are on the move. A while ago, Laura and I saw a (we think) Northern Watersnake by the pond and recently, I had to kill a big Copperhead near the horses shelter (and hay storage). A few days ago, I caught a juvenile Ratsnake inside the hay storage, and today Jacob spotted another one in the pasture and Laura caught it. Here are the pictures of the ratsnakes:

Juvenile ratsnake
Ratsnake no. 1

Juvenile ratsnake
Ratsnake no.2

These are all quite common snakes in the N.C. Piedmont, so It’s no surprise to see them. Still, they are fascinating and very beautiful creatures. And the little ratsnake is probably going to school for show-and-tell before we set him free again …

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