Snakes in the Garden

Bull Snake

Although many people fear snakes, they can be your best friend in the garden. They eat lots bugs and rodents that can take a toll on your vegetables. This 4 foot bull snake found himself at home in the vegetable plot close to the compost pile. We’ve seen many garter snakes around the property. There are a pair living inside the greenhouse. They’ve done a great job at keeping the cricket population down. I assume they are also nesting there but have yet to see babies in the greenhouse. Last year we cleaned up a bunch of garbage under some trees and a number of babies jetted off to find another home. I consider that a healthy environment!

Garter Snake