Sunday, 17 May 2015
Long Live The King!
If you follow my blog then you know that I love having snakes in my yard so it is always with very mixed feelings that I observe a visiting King Snake.
Why the contradiction you ask? Well the reason that King Snakes are so called is because they kill and eat other snakes, including venomous ones.
So while I love watching them making their sinuous way around my patio I sort of hope that they are just passing through and don't stay too long.
Although judging by the way this one made its way down a hole beneath one of our saguaros, I suspect that might be a vain hope.
But such is the way of a balanced ecosystem, there will always be the hunter and the hunted.