The Snake at the Window

The spouse took these pictures when he was out with the dogs.

This garter snake apparently wants to make sure we cleaned our windows properly. It meets his standards! We often get snakes in this area of the house because the water spigot is near there and they like the coolness. Apart from that we tend to let the grass get longer because it’s against the wall.



Ah, the ubiquitous dandelion leaves, just the spot to hide from that man with the camera.





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4 Comments on “The Snake at the Window”

  1. Roseanne Dix Says:

    what a beautiful snake. such grace too. I dont think we have garter snakes, will have to do some research. Love the way she(?) is looking in at the window.

    • JJ ColourArt Says:

      It makes the snake look sentient, or anthropomorphic in a human way.

      I’m not sure how you tell males and females apart. You can tell apparently by the length and width of the tail, but unless comparing them side by side I wouldn’t be able to tell. It’s hard for even experienced people to do so I don’t feel so bad!

  2. bama Says:

    Eek! I know all creatures have a purpose, but I am very afraid of snakes. We have several species of venomous snakes in my area, so we have to be very careful. I’m glad your snake is a nicer one.

    • JJ ColourArt Says:

      We do have one venomous snake here in Ontario, the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake, but the rest are harmless. The water snake we have is not venomous, unlike the one you have in the States, and the Black Ratsnake we have is huge and hangs around in trees, but won’t hurt people, and is actually on the endangered list.

      I like snakes, they are so magical the way they move. I bought a beautiful all-colour book on reptiles and amphibians so I would have some global lizards and snakes to draw.

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