Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

To disable ads, please log-in.

Shop at TeamEstrogen.com for women's cycling apparel.

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Looking at all the love there that's sleeping
    Posts
    4,172

    Critter pix for Python

    To disable ads, please log-in.

    Hey, Python.
    I thought of you today.
    DH spotted this handsome fellow in our front yard.
    He's a common garter snake - about 40 cm long.
    Was nice to see a healthy, happy critter after a ride where we saw too much flattened fauna for my taste!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0331_resized_1.jpg 
Views:	136 
Size:	104.7 KB 
ID:	3236  
    2007 Seven ID8 - Bontrager InForm
    2003 Klein Palomino - Terry Firefly (?)
    2010 Seven Cafe Racer - Bontrager InForm
    2008 Cervelo P2C - Adamo Prologue Saddle

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Wiltshire, England, UK
    Posts
    509
    Awww. He's lovely

    Lucky you having snakes come into your garden

    We get Adders (venomous) and Grass Snakes (non-venomous) here in the UK but you hardly ever see them. They're also protected by Law.

    There was a lady who got more than she bargained for a few years back. She'd bought a Christmas Tree from a local plantation. She was busy decorating it in her living room when out fell three baby Adders They'd been coiled up in the tree hibernating and the heat of her living room woke them up.

    They were taken back to the forest by the RSPCA and released there.

    I think they were much more interesting than the usual baubles
    There are a lot of unwanted, unloved bikes out there - go on give a bike a good home

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Looking at all the love there that's sleeping
    Posts
    4,172
    We've only ever seen black snakes, a ring neck snake (unfortunately, he fell into a bucket in our basement and we found him some unknown time later - very dried out and well preserved! He's our basement mascot now! ), and garters. All non-venomous and quite beneficial for keeping the creepy-crawlies at bay.
    Not necessarily protected by law, but they'll always be protected in our yard, if we have anything to say about it!
    2007 Seven ID8 - Bontrager InForm
    2003 Klein Palomino - Terry Firefly (?)
    2010 Seven Cafe Racer - Bontrager InForm
    2008 Cervelo P2C - Adamo Prologue Saddle

  4. #4
    Jolt is offline Dodging the potholes...
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Southern Maine
    Posts
    1,677
    Quote Originally Posted by Python View Post
    There was a lady who got more than she bargained for a few years back. She'd bought a Christmas Tree from a local plantation. She was busy decorating it in her living room when out fell three baby Adders They'd been coiled up in the tree hibernating and the heat of her living room woke them up.

    They were taken back to the forest by the RSPCA and released there.

    I think they were much more interesting than the usual baubles
    Yikes!
    2011 Surly LHT
    1995 Trek 830

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    739
    I don't have photos handy of my other critters right now, but these are some pics of my dear sweet merlin. She used to climb up on her castle and look so noble. She was a wee bit of a dragon at the time probably only a few weeks old (much too young to have been sold I found out) I'm glad I have these pictures of her. Somewhere I have photos of my other dragons and some of my other lizards, but I'm not up to looking for them to take digitals, I just by chance have digitals of wee baby merlin.



    Don't think of it as getting hot flashes. Think of it as your inner child playing with matches

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Wiltshire, England, UK
    Posts
    509
    I like the Bearded Dragons but haven't got any - yet. My son likes them and did say a while back that he'd like to get a couple. He's got 4 Cornsnakes in his vivarium I mean bedroom
    There are a lot of unwanted, unloved bikes out there - go on give a bike a good home

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Limbo
    Posts
    8,783
    I have those in my yard too.
    That's amazing resolution on that shot! What camera are you using?
    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Looking at all the love there that's sleeping
    Posts
    4,172
    Quote Originally Posted by zencentury View Post
    I have those in my yard too.
    That's amazing resolution on that shot! What camera are you using?
    Thanks.
    I took it with a Canon S3 IS. The shooting mode was Portrait (cuz in my zeal to snap the picture - he was plenty fiesty! - I didn't change it to "auto") with auto white balance. But I did activate the macro setting. Don't have the shot info (f-stop, shutter) handy.
    2007 Seven ID8 - Bontrager InForm
    2003 Klein Palomino - Terry Firefly (?)
    2010 Seven Cafe Racer - Bontrager InForm
    2008 Cervelo P2C - Adamo Prologue Saddle

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •