Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Snakes

I am finding venomous snakes near my cabins. I am in the country surrounded by woods but this is the first time in years I have had a too close encounter with a rattle nake and also a coral snake, both which are venomous. They both were juveniles so that makes me think they both have a den nearby. I always wear boots when I am out and now I carry a machete with me...

Coral Snake, abdout 4 ft

Rattle Snake, about 3 ft 
Still was in attack mode when I came upon it

The Deer and the Garden

This is the first year I have had deer that are jumping my five foot fence and getting into my garden to chew on my plants, mainly lettuce, squash and zuchinni. I have tried blocking off some plants but they still do get to them. I am still getting tomatoes and carrots from the garden despite them chewing on those plants. If it is not insects or worms, it is predators and now deer.