Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dinner anyone--just a nosh?

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.

Wonder why?

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.


Wanda said...

O my gosh...boy was I startled when I recognized what I was looking at...honest it made me jump in my seat!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have to say that I am quite pleased we live in a country with only two types of snake - grass (harmless) and adder (poisonous but very shy). Can't imagine what I would do if I saw a snake on my bird table.

Wanda said...

I was just showing my husband(Richard) the black snake and noticed you are reading Gift From the Sea...that is a wonderful...I loved it and actually took notes.

Cloudia said...

Aloha Leilani:
Saw you at Weaver of Grass and noticed your Hawaiian name.
Then your post today speaks of noshing and wild flowers!
Please come to my Hawaii blog for a spell. Tuesday's post is, um, worth a look ;-)
Love your flowers & words-

Wanda said...

My daughter works at a library and she had read Gifts From the Sea first and brought it to me...Some day I will buy and give it to each of my granddaughters to is just full of wisdom and insight.
In fact I would like to read it again!
Take care!