This wandering garter snake (that’s a species) was hanging out under our apple tree the other day. I had the wrong lens for this subject, but I got a few images.
We went to Olsen’s Grain Equifest at the Prescott Rodeo grounds today. We saw a demo of how dogs are trained to avoid rattlesnakes, which are common in this area. They use a real rattlesnake which had its fangs trimmed and was milked of venom.
The snakes that share our property are active now. I believe this is a wandering garter snake. It’s about 2 feet long and I saw it under the apple tree, which I had irrigated earlier in the morning. I think it was hunting for insects that were attracted to the water. These are not poisonous. They eat bugs and are welcome to share the yard. Our black lab Shady was very interested in the snake, she did not try to catch it.