X is for eXciting!

Yes, we’re poking at our letters today, but our little snake is an Xciting sight for some humans and is twisted into just the right shape!

For all the excitement a snake popping up in the garden causes, the ring-necked snake is one you can flick your tail at. It rarely gets over pencil-sized, and can easily be identified by the yellow to orange ring around the neck, or if you have scared it, the yellow-orange underbelly, as it tried to flash you nature’s warning color and chase you off.

And what do they eat, we would like you to ask? Slugs–every gardener’s bane–earthworms and salamanders.

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One thought on “X is for eXciting!

  1. Pretty! I have to share a snake story. When my cat Luna was still alive and we allowed them to go outside I once saw her limping across the yard toward me. Concerned, I stood upon her approach and saw that she tripped over a snake in her mouth every time it put it’s tail on the ground! She dropped the little guy at my feet. The creature played dead for several moments before slithering off among my perennials.

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