Friendly Visitor


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I was working on cleaning filters this morning and opened the lid on the remodeled Goldfish Pond only to discover that I have a visitor. This is probably the same snake that has been hanging around and that I saw in the bog of the 6000 gallon pond last week. It is about 24 inches or so long and is probably a Red Striped Ribbon Snake. When I saw it in the bog it was out of the water and the red stripe on its back was very visible. Not so much under water.

When I first spotted it, the head was out of the water as it was slithering through from the filter side to the pump side. By the time I got back with the camera, these shots were the best I could get.

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This last one shows the snake sitting underwater with the head up. Obviously, they can breathe to some extent while submerged.

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This reminds me not to stick my hand in any of the filters without checking first. Hope that it decides to move away soon as I don’t plan on disturbing it too much.

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