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Wildlife Gardening: Disappearing Ribbon snakes!

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rockminer
Scott Bar, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2007
3:34 PM

Post #3723373

Caught this on the rock garden steps last evening. I have been seeing fewer and fewer ribbon snakes around the gardens. Guess there is a reason--lol!

Bill

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rockminer
Scott Bar, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2007
3:35 PM

Post #3723378

Going...

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rockminer
Scott Bar, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2007
3:37 PM

Post #3723394

Gone...!

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rockminer
Scott Bar, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2007
3:40 PM

Post #3723412

Now if I can only pursuade this California King Snake to focus on rattlers! :o)

Bill

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Equilibrium

July 11, 2007
5:59 PM

Post #3724040

Excellent photos! I've only seen a snake eat another snake once around here.

No lump in the middle of your snake! I'd call that a spread out meal!

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2007
8:51 PM

Post #3724697

This is a case of "it is disturbing, but fascinating at the same time".
Or
Eeeeeuuuwww...um, wow, cool.
rockminer
Scott Bar, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 12, 2007
3:00 AM

Post #3726194

Equillibrium, This is the first for me. What was amazing is that the Ribbon was only about 10" shorter than the King--And thanks for the compliment. :o)

cpartschick, I agree with the sentiment!

Bill
Equilibrium

July 12, 2007
3:52 AM

Post #3726373

Tee he, your snake is to snakes that can fit into its mouth what bullfrogs are to other frogs that can fit into its mouth. Come to think of it, bullfrogs will eat garter snakes around here and I've seen a video of one gulping down a garter and I have no idea where he stuffed it all but he did. Can we all say, "down the hatch"!

I still think it's pretty wild that your snake ate another whole snake. Fat little piggie!
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

July 12, 2007
4:00 AM

Post #3726399

Great pics Rock. Got any smokes in the area?
Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

July 20, 2007
7:08 AM

Post #3757828

Ahhhh, he's a gorgeous specimen .. Bill/rockminer!

And some wonderful shots you captured, too.
His posing (while dining) helped a lil bit, 'ey. (hee)

- Magpye
rockminer
Scott Bar, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 20, 2007
2:27 PM

Post #3758419

I agree. The Kings are beautiful creatures and I'm always happy to see them around the place.

Thanks for the kind words!

Bill

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