OK, so there’s lots of news about our orchard planting but we haven’t taken enough photos, so that’ll come later. For now, we just have to show you our friends who’d made a home in our dome. We came upon them yesterday.
The first one was startling, but at least we could see it sitting on the wood chipper.
I coaxed Jackson the Wonder Dog into the dome to deal with it, but instead he tugged on the trash bag with his teeth, something I’d never seen him do. When I peeked in I realized why.
Paul threw the bag out onto the yard, and that one slithered out. Then he grabbed a small pole and lifted the other one out and there was quite the reunion.
We watched them for awhile, took lots of photos and figured the party was over…when the trash bag moved again by itself!
We nudged it and this fellow came out. (OK, I realize this could scare away all of our WWOOFers for the season, but please know that there are no poisonous snakes in this part of Iowa!)
So we’re having a friendly debate with a friend about whether they’re bull snakes or fox snakes. If you’ve got an opinion, please chime in!