Garter Snake

The snakes have woken from there winter naps! Every spring we have two or three Garter snakes that have made it a habit of visiting our little garden pond for their first frog meals. I left alot more leaves in this year and thus far I don’t think any frogs have been eaten.

Yeah, I know, I know. The snake has to eat too and as much as I appreciate the snakes and their need to eat, I still have a hard time watching or listening as a frog is eaten… and yes, they make quite a racket as they are going down.

Also worth noting, we have lots of Leopard Frog eggs in the pond so we should be seeing some tadpoles soon. Within the next couple weeks the Gray Tree Frogs will also start breeding… that usually happens once night time temperatures average mid 60s. I’m guessing the first or second week of May.

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2 thoughts on “Garter Snake

  1. banana

    he’s cute!! he just looks so sweet. you know? these are the friendliest little snakes around. i love them. i don’t touch them, i don’t think they want to be touched, they just are adorable.

    denny, i can’t say i’ve heard what it sounds like when a snake is eating a frog.

  2. denny

    yes… they are beautiful aren’t they?

    the sound of a snake eating a frog… imagine a normal frog sound… but longer in duration and just very pitiful. it’s probably my human emotional interpretation but it sounds like frog crying… maybe it’s just obviously the sound of frog distress?

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