Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Fair Trade

My wife Dedra was checking the henhouse for eggs this afternoon and found a visitor. He already had a couple of eggs in his belly, but we don't really mind too much. She put him down in the barn to catch mice after he finishes his digestion. Seems like a fair trade, a couple of eggs now and then for some rodent control. He's a black rat snake, a constrictor, non poisonous, and it looks like he just shed. There's a bit of dry skin still attached near his eye.

(Photographs copyright 2012 by Dan Routh)


Stephanie Clark said...

Dedra is brave!

Stephanie Clark said...

Dedra is brave!!

Dan Routh Photography, Inc said...

Not really. She despises mice so bad she likes snakes because they help control rodents.