Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by sanderson Today at 2:09 pm

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by sanderson Today at 2:06 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Today at 2:05 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:49 pm

» Gardening Australia
by trolleydriver Today at 1:34 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 1:32 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:23 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by sanderson Today at 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Today at 12:44 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Today at 12:34 pm

» How much to plant?
by camprn Today at 12:21 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson Today at 12:02 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by sanderson Today at 11:46 am

» Daikon radishes?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:07 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:02 am

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:40 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:35 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan Yesterday at 4:23 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats Yesterday at 11:51 am

» Cover Crops??
by camprn Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 7:43 am

» My rapini is scaring me
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 10:42 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 9:05 pm

» "Virtual" Roadtrip of the Desert and Old West
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:39 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Help! Good snake or bad snake????

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  llama momma on 6/17/2012, 9:36 am

This morning while weeding in my non square foot flower garden. What is this? Should I be afraid? It's over a foot long and frightened the bejeebies out of me! Thanks for your help!

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  RoOsTeR on 6/17/2012, 9:39 am

Good golly I would have pooped myself Razz I know there's been discussions here before about snakes and friendlies, but I've got no beefs admitting I'm not good with snakes...at all.

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.

RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 3917
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  camprn on 6/17/2012, 9:40 am

GOOD SNAKE!!!! Very Happy Butler's Garter Snake
Wish I had snakes in my garden.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14038
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  littlejo on 6/17/2012, 9:42 am

Snakes are scary! Looks like the eastern plains garter snake, by the pic here: Jo



http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-701&va=brown+and+tan+striped+snake

littlejo

Female Posts : 1530
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  RoOsTeR on 6/17/2012, 9:43 am

You sure that ain't a deadly

KING COBRA



____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.

RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 3917
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  littlejo on 6/17/2012, 9:45 am

I think Roosters reply is better! Jo

littlejo

Female Posts : 1530
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  malefacter on 6/17/2012, 10:37 am

if its a guarder its a good one grandma used to have guarders in her back yard they eat bugs and mice but they did not look like that

you may want to call animal control or a zoo in your area

malefacter

Posts : 84
Join date : 2012-05-15
Location : Phx AZ

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  camprn on 6/17/2012, 10:42 am

It's a butler's garter snake... it is not dangerous to humans. According to THIS SITE Ohio has three venomous snakes and the snake in the OP photo isn't one of them.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14038
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  llama momma on 6/17/2012, 11:07 am

Thanks everybody! I was completely bent over pulling weeds and turned and that thing was about 18 inches from my face aach! ...BTW bad Rooster if you were my biological brother why I'd have to throw something at your head like a boot or something jocolor rofl jocolor

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  llama momma on 6/17/2012, 11:10 am

Camp - I've printed out the info you loaded up, thanks so much!!! I'll put it on the side of the fridge for reference.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  RoOsTeR on 6/17/2012, 11:18 am

BTW bad Rooster if you were my biological brother why I'd have to throw something at your head like a boot or something

Oh no, I just meant I'm sooo not a snake person, that they all look deadly and venomous to me What a Face

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.

RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 3917
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  llama momma on 6/17/2012, 11:20 am

Gotcha, I was just playin with you anyway Very Happy

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  Josh on 6/17/2012, 11:22 am


I don't like snakes!

Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 21
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

GOOD

Post  CharlesB on 6/17/2012, 11:29 am

Good snake. I have two of them living in my Community Garden. Scare the crap out of me when I step and next to my foot I see them slither away.

They'll eat a bunch of stuff we want them to. Slugs, etc. Which my Community Garden is full of. So I am glad they come and feast on them.

CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  quiltbea on 6/17/2012, 11:34 am

Hey, he's a good guy. I have a beauty in my garden who loves curling up among my bags of last year's leaves. He slithers off quickly when I approach.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4616
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  llama momma on 6/17/2012, 11:38 am

Good to know CharlesB. Thanks Quiltbea. I'm going to try to train myself to be happy about it next time. And I thought I really was an outdoor girl. But I kept thinking when I went back outside it would find its way up my pant leg. Its time to pull out some super straight leg jeans.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  TejasTerry on 6/17/2012, 7:03 pm

@llama momma wrote:Good to know CharlesB. Thanks Quiltbea. I'm going to try to train myself to be happy about it next time. And I thought I really was an outdoor girl. But I kept thinking when I went back outside it would find its way up my pant leg. Its time to pull out some super straight leg jeans.

He's more afraid of you...don't worry about the "pant leg" thing...

Now if you were a big fat rat...well that's another story... What a Face

TejasTerry

Female Posts : 160
Join date : 2011-12-31
Age : 55
Location : Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/17/2012, 7:19 pm

@CharlesB wrote:They'll eat a bunch of stuff we want them to. Slugs, etc.

SLUGS?!? I want to order one....where do I sign up??? bounce
CC

CapeCoddess

Posts : 5436
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  llama momma on 6/17/2012, 7:58 pm

Talk about the circle of life.
The 3/4 acre pond next door supplies the thousands of frogs or toads whatever, where plenty find their way into my barn, also observed kingfisher birds smashing frogs on rocks and dining on them. Toads are all over the flower beds and hop up into the sf garden boxes and I have found them in my Window boxes! :afraid: I don't get that at all how do they get about
4-1/2 feet up there??? .....anyway they help eat the bugs and slugs, the snake eats the toads and slugs, etc. My barn cats have in the past dragged a dead snake up to the barn loft, for what reason I don't know. Sometimes I look outside and think not much is happening but really, its a pretty wild place out there. The birds are hawking from the fence down to the ground and back up again with their bug snacks. Haven't even talked about the preying mantis and all the other bug wars going on. Yeah, its a wild place out there. Yet, I like it as long as nothing stings or bites Me. Wink

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  Belle87ad on 6/18/2012, 8:03 am

@llama momma wrote:Talk about the circle of life.
The 3/4 acre pond next door supplies the thousands of frogs or toads whatever, where plenty find their way into my barn, also observed kingfisher birds smashing frogs on rocks and dining on them. Toads are all over the flower beds and hop up into the sf garden boxes and I have found them in my Window boxes! :afraid: I don't get that at all how do they get about
4-1/2 feet up there??? .....anyway they help eat the bugs and slugs, the snake eats the toads and slugs, etc. My barn cats have in the past dragged a dead snake up to the barn loft, for what reason I don't know. Sometimes I look outside and think not much is happening but really, its a pretty wild place out there. The birds are hawking from the fence down to the ground and back up again with their bug snacks. Haven't even talked about the preying mantis and all the other bug wars going on. Yeah, its a wild place out there. Yet, I like it as long as nothing stings or bites Me. Wink

I'm really glad I didn't see that snake when I was visiting last week, Mom lol. Remember I used to care for snakes, rats, tarantulas etc. when I worked for the science museum? Well, that seems like ages ago and apparently I've lost any sort of "de-sensitizing" when it comes to the creepy crawlies...guess I'll have to get it back if I plan on playing in the dirt here in a couple weeks!! Very Happy Don't be surprised though if you get a few panicked phone calls Razz

Belle87ad

Female Posts : 74
Join date : 2012-06-16
Age : 29
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  llama momma on 6/18/2012, 8:51 am

Ah, yes, you'll have to "get it back" uh-huh..and remember panicked phone calls are what mother's are for. I love you
How about trained rat basketball and you handling that huge lizardly thing at the museum. Gardening will be enjoyable and convenient right in the backyard.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  malefacter on 6/18/2012, 10:37 am

the cat was just giving you a present i used to have a cat that was verry good at catching birds and she wold leave them at the door some times just the feet

malefacter

Posts : 84
Join date : 2012-05-15
Location : Phx AZ

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  llama momma on 6/18/2012, 10:48 am

Just the feet that's heartwarming.
rofl

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4677
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/18/2012, 11:50 am

I had a cat, Jasmine, that used to love to bring home little snakes and play with them. She'd throw them up in the air and chase them and toss them around. During the winter when she'd stay indoors I got this great idea to give her a strand of spaghetti. I could pick out an almost done strand and lay it on her back. She had a ball with it. And it became normal in our house to test the done-ness of the spaghetti on Jazzy's back - if it stuck, the spaghetti was done, and she got a good work out.

CC

CapeCoddess

Posts : 5436
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! Good snake or bad snake????

Post  Sponsored content Today at 2:15 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum