Frederic (frederic) wrote,

Brown Snake

Continuing on in the theme of wildlife spotted in Somerville, here is my garden's resident Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi) as seen between the rows of icicle and sparkler radishes (and unweeded morning glory seedlings). He probably spends most of his day hiding underneath the black weed guard which not only absorbs the heat of the sun rather well, but also provides a bounty of slugs and other critters for him to eat. This one is a lot bigger than the other brown snakes who have called my garden home and hopefully he can handle some of the larger, more damaging slugs in the plot. Bon appetit my scaled friend!
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