||[Sep. 19th, 2011|11:08 pm]
I saw what I thought was a worm in the garage, but on closer examination it turned to to be a baby snake. It was the type that is locally called a red racer, though I'm not sure that's what they actually are. We get a lot of these little red snakes around here, but I've never seen one in the garage before. This one was less than three inches long and only about a 16th of an inch in diameter, so it was probably not long out of the nest. They're usually no more than ten or twelve inches long as adults. |
This baby was having a hard time getting a purchase on the cement floor, so it wriggled and wriggled but accomplished very little slithering. I finally picked it up and took it out to a spot on the lawn, next to the concrete device that borders the front walk. There was an adult snake of the same species living there last year, and I thought it might have left a burrow for the baby snake to crawl into, though I couldn't see any entrance hole. When I checked on it half an hour later the snake was gone, so either if found a way underground or it managed to slither off into the night. Good luck, little serpent.