My husband told me that I didn’t have to worry about poisonous snakes in New Hampshire. I heard the “no” and the “snakes” and felt free to tromp through the woods without worries.
Then my neighbor shared a picture of a four-foot long snake she saw behind her cottage. Only a garter snake but of an impressive size. Who knew garter snakes could get that large.
A few weeks later, I had the chance to observe the same snake. At least I’m hoping it’s the same one who just wandered over to our yard. I’m hoping he heads out into the deep woods and doesn’t hang around here.
It’s actually beneficial to have a snake like this around to eat insects, grubs, etc. If you are phobic about snakes, jump further down in the blog to see pretty scenery pictures and butterflies.