Some neat pics of me with my friends –
Eastern Fox Snake- 4 occasions –
1.at the local Pow Wow- some yrs back , when Parks Canada had a
Demonstration booth- and I was the willing one to teach the kids that this
snake, that is a highly endangered species – is not dangerous .
Parks Canada- was grateful to this volunteer old pow wow gal .
2. The next time- last year , at a friend’s island cottage last year – they
were packing the boat and I was playing the flute by the water- and here it
The cottage owners had not seen it for the longest time , and I told them,
the snake was living under their cottage built on concrete blocks .
3. In my own garden – one morning- when I was walking around the garden in
my pj’s with my morning coffee and camera in hand .
I placed the snake in a pillow case, took it to the local Ontario Park
Awenda park near where I live for the staff to measure, weigh and take
Then, on the way back home, I went to a neighbours place woke them up to
see my friend !
Then I came home, and took the snake on a House Tour .
You can see the snake- snug as a bug, coiled up on the seat in my Eagle
Room ( Sun room ) . it did not seem to want to move around . I sat on the
ground and talked to the snake for a while and told it ” I think, we had
better go now- as you have to go home now ” .
Then I took it out and let it out on the beach- and I felt soooo sad, as I
saw it slithering away from me, and I said ‘ Please come back soon ‘ –that
was 4 yrs ago .
4. About 10 yrs ago when I did not have a camera- this snake was on the
In the instances 3 and 4- I had put out some thin plastic mesh to prevent
the deer from wondering around my yard and eating my plants . The snake got
tangled in the mesh .
I cut out the mesh, took the snake to the local provincial park ( Awenda
park ) to be examined, measured, and weighed etc .
Northern Water Snake – “- Aunty Deepthie with the water snake “– this was
last year, when Shiranci’s daughter was spending some time with me in
August- and it was very hot at that time .
We were cutting down some brush near the water, when the snake was coiled
up on branch .
Dinali freaked out and ran away, and I ran for the camera !
A few days later, we were again in the water on a hot afternoon- when the
snake came out to see who was invading its territory- Dinali took the photo
, of me ‘Charming the Snake ‘ .
This snake returned – at least I think so- as I saw it a week ago- in the
same area, this time, sung as a bug, coiled up on top of the brush ,
soaking up the morning spring sun.
I was doing the same thing while having my breakfast on the beach deck .
It has been a very wet and cold spring here, in Ontario .
Milk Snake- last year in July and August- near the garden tap and the
compost bags and compost heap
Snake with Frog in the mouth – I saw this gerendiya ( Garter Snake ) with
the frog in the mouth near my garden pond . I took a stick and hit the
snake – and it spat out the frog.
The snake went hungry and the frog lived to tell the tale.
This photo was won the first prize at a local garden club photo gig .
I bet it freaked out the judges !!
Hope at least some of you enjoyed The Tales from a Snake Charmer !