Mudcat Café message #3930405 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #164314   Message #3930405
Posted By: Steve Shaw
11-Jun-18 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Varmints
Subject: RE: BS: Varmints
For many years we've had grass snakes nesting in my compost heap. A week ago I saw the latest denizen, three feet long and of very healthy girth. The following morning I saw him/her again before he/she had had a chance to warm up in the sun. We had a lovely chat. I told him/her what a very fine snake he/she was, among other things. He/she just fixed me with his/her beady eye whilst tasting the morning air with forked tongue. I felt glad to be alive. Grass snakes are completely harmless. Though I doubt whether the frogs and toads in my garden would agree.