As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Book Lady -- oh, okay, her name is Judy, has lots and lots of hummingbirds at her house. Only for some reason, there aren't any hummingbirds in the two pictures she just sent me.
She writes in the e-mail:
Thought you would enjoy these two pictures of a black snake going after our hummingbirds. Charlie bothered him so that he moved away, but he came back in a short time. So then Charlie took him to the pasture behind our house and we haven't seen him for awhile.
And yes, I did enjoy the pictures. I like snakes. I like them a lot. I have watched with horror black snakes oozing into nest boxes on tree trunks and helping themselves to babies in robins nests while the parents unsuccessfully tried to drive them away, but they also eat mice and rats in addition to birds, so I figure they have their place. in nature and deserve to live as much as any other creature. I'll have to remind Charlie that a old pillow case is a good thing to have on hand to when one carries a black snake to a new place to live.