Monday, June 9, 2008

Elaphe guttata guttata

The title of tonight's post is the scientific name of tonight's guest...

Our guest tonight on the porch was a Corn Snake, also known in these parts as a Red Rat Snake or Chicken Snake. Been here 16 years and have never seen one before.

I have to say he kinda scared the crap out of us. Its not often you see snakes climbing walls but from what I read he is one of the most colorful snakes in these parts and a great climber.
Also listed as Harmless...phewww

Quote of the day
Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.
---Evan Davis

1 comment:

Ishi-Chan said...

I don't care what you say but I'm still calling the snake Philip. Even if Nana did say kill it and I miss interpritated that. xD