Sunday, June 1, 2014

Front Porch Surprise


It's that time of year when I spruce up the front porch and blow the dust off of everything.  When I picked up the pillows, there was a surprise waiting for me......



I don't know how long he has been relaxing under the cool shade of those pillows.  



I photographed him and proceeded to leave the porch area.  I didn't kill him, but was hoping he would slither on his merry way.  


And, he did.  So, in repayment I hope he doesn't visit me ever again.  




37 comments:

  1. Gosh! Michelle What a shock!
    Just think what might have happened if you had sat on the pillow!!
    What sort of snake was it?

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  2. Actually, I have no idea! I am just glad he is gone!

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  3. My cats would have played with that until the snake batteries wore out.

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  4. You were wise to leave it alone! Whew, glad he is gone for you too!

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  5. Does anybody know what kind it is? I've seen them around my area in N.C.

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  6. That doesn't look like a harmless garter snake to me! Yikes!

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  7. It's probably the one thing that would make me run...

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  8. Scary! How brave of you to stop and take its photo!

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  9. Your porch is lovely! I am not so sure about the snake. I am glad it left. Happy Sunday!

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  10. i can't tell for sure, but looks like his pupils are round instead of slitted, so i think he's harmless. adorable little guy!

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  11. oh your brave and i love Tex gals comment. Our cool and collective trooper of a gal like you.

    You two would be great buddies if you lived near each other right?.

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  12. EEEEEEEEEK!!! My uncle was a snake guy and he asked me for a hug when I was 4 or 5.. when I got close for the hug a snake slithered out of his shirt neck and stuck it's tongue out and hissed at me. That did it for me. No thanks, huh-uh.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. I hope he will hold his promise of not returning...

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  14. Hmmmmm not sure I could have photographed him

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  15. That would have freaked me out! I hope he says away.

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  16. Oh dear ... Such a good habit of dusting the pillows ... I better start doing that as well!
    These warm days does invite the snakes out in the sun ... Maybe stepping heavily on the porch / ground would wake them up and make them flee - That's my habit in the neighborhood, where there's a possibility of meeting one.
    Hugs to you , brave lady!

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  17. He is a cutie I don't mind snakes but as a lot of ours are deadly I always keep my distance.
    Merle..........

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  18. Not a surprise I would enjoy sitting on . . . YIKES!

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  19. Gross! I would have had someone move him far far away, like the next county!

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  20. It was just enjoying your furniture :).

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  21. Some "guests" and I use that term loosely, definitely overstay their welcome. I would have run screaming off the porch. xo Laura

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  22. Yikes! It is snake weekend. MY daughter lives in South Africa and last week one of her dogs was bitten by a very toxic snake (it has survived just fine). So, this weekend, her husband and she went to a full day session about identifying dangerous snakes and what to do if bitten. It sure is a long way from West Hartford in many ways . . .

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  23. An Omgossh moment.. wow. Not sure I could even take his photo . You have courage.

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  24. It was nice of him to pose for you. And especially nice that he left!

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  25. Oh my! That would be a surprise.

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  26. Agreed.. I see round pupils, so likely he's a harmless fella. Still. Quite a shock!

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  27. eeeek! There would have been more than dust to clean up after I had found the snake...:( Glad you thought to look!

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  28. That would scare some people to death!

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  29. I would not be so merciful...

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  30. I had the same thing happen - I found one in my flower box! He slithered away, but I am on guard for his return!

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  31. Did you scream as loud as I would have?! Yikes!

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  32. Ugh. I will never be able to sit on a cushioned porch chair. Ever. Again.

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  33. I know snakes have a role to play in nature. Just as long as I don't see them!

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  34. Spiders I could cope with, but that .... no way !

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