Wednesday, October 21, 2009
On my way to pick my daughter up at the school bus stop on Monday I almost stepped on this little snake. It made me jump because it looked like a stick in the road at first but then started wiggling. I quickly ran back to the house to grab the camera and snapped a couple shots. I'm pretty sure the species is Brown Snake (DeKay's Snake).
According to an article on the Milwaukee Public Museum website, "Brown snakes are often seen crossing roads as they migrate to or from their winter dens in May and October. They live in surface litter and under rubbish, stones and logs."
The snake was still there after I picked my daughter up. My daughter kept her distance, but she wasn't too afraid considering the small size of the snake (they only grow 9-13 inches long). A year ago we found a snakeskin in our yard by the kids swing set. Now we have a good idea what kind of snake most likely left it there for us to find.
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