• Babette de Jongh

    June 30, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    Have you tried it yet? I had the opportunity to converse with a water moccasin last week. He was hanging out in the yard, because he had decided that the wood pile would be a great home for him. Since several of the dogs and cats had been a little too interested in him, I had to convince him to move on down the hill and find a new home in the wetland area below our house. He wasn’t happy about it, because as you may have heard, water moccasins are territorial, and he had trouble finding an unoccupied place to claim for his own. Unfortunately, he was adamant (he hung around for days) so I finally had to use the water hose to convince him that the woodpile and our yard were already claimed as well, and he’d have to take his chances with the other snakes already in residence. I checked in with him later in the day, and he wouldn’t answer, but now he has forgiven me, and shows that he didn’t have to go too far to find a nice niche under an uprooted tree stump.

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