Ponds and Water Gardening forum: Pond - South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, Corpus Christi

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Justin
Dec 12, 2011 1:52 PM CST
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Of course, the star was

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I supose it is a gartner snake: Snake Western Ribbon - Thamnophis proximus ssp.orarius. But I am not very sure.

I feel obliged to note again: Remember, real snakes are wild animals. In any case they are not toys. Nor decorations. Some are very dangerous. Maybe some are not. But do not take the risk. Keep your distance and don't try to play you with them!

Justin
Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
Dec 12, 2011 4:13 PM CST
Justin

Great pictures. Great pond - how long have had your pond?
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 8, 2012 1:10 AM CST
I just visited So. TX Botanical Gardens for the first time last week. It was beautiful. The pond did not look anything like the pictures, no plants, smaller fish, even but beautiful just the same. I want to retire there and when I do, I will volunteer my time at the The Gardens. I loved it!
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Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
Charter ATP Member The WITWIT Badge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies
Bulbs Purslane Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder Clematis Cat Lover
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Carolyn22
Aug 8, 2012 12:51 PM CST
Sounds like a wonderful retirement to me!

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