Relocating a Garter Snake

This fellow was slithering through the grass as I was mowing the lawn.  We put him in a bucket and relocated him to the field so he wouldn’t get hurt.  Garter Snakes are pretty much harmless.  When we come across a Black Snake we take it futher away because it will get into the birdhouses and pens of farm fowl.  They take eggs and chicks.

 

 I’m very squeamish when it comes to snakes, but Chayton will just walk up to them and pick them up.  So when I say we relocated the snake, I really mean, I screamed, Chayton came over, picked up the snake, put it in a bucket and walked out into the field with it.  Ayita