Lynn was singing Kaa’s song from The Jungle Book while reviewing this picture, even though this guy is much less dangerous and hypnotic. We’d been planting shrubs and cleaning flowerbeds all morning, certain we’d eventually find a snake, and we did! This little Eastern Wormsnake is a burrower, spending most of its life underground or under leaf litter, eating bugs and grubs. It certainly tried to avoid being caught (it fell into a window well, I felt compelled to rescue it) – but these snakes are docile. It settled right down once I held and supported it.
Photo Credit – Lynn Abbott