Snake vs. frog…

Excitement on the back porch during my lunch.  Much movement in the flower bed beyond the porch.  Then all of sudden a frog jumps on the porch followed by a green snake.  Both at rapid speed.  Frog trying to get to goldfish pool ASAP,  snake determined to have lunch too.  Frog jumps in and snake promtly lunges forward, catching frog by the foot under water.  Meanwhile, I grab a paint brush extension handle and run to pool.  Snake drags the frog by the foot out of the pool.  I wack the snake which releases frog.  Frog escapes back to pool.  Scattering the other two frogs sun bathing on the logs.  Snake raises it’s head at me and I wack it again.  Snake slithers off into the rain garden.

Of course I’m barefoot.  No camera, nor time for photos.

Story on the snake…. Last summer as Terry and I were visiting with his brother on the back porch this tiny little green snake comes slithering across the back porch and off into the flower bed.  Of course we have a small wood pile here that is wood too long to go into the fire place.  This spring while I’m pulling weeds beside the wood pile, I find a shed snake skin.  Knowing that the snake is still near and larger at this point.  We hadn’t seen the snake untill today.  It’s just a green garden snake.  I will say, that if I see it again in not so much in an adrenoline rush, I would like to relocate him to the wetlands pool area of the property.


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