Gardening for Wildlife forum: Ms. Annie came to visit today

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 14, 2012 11:59 AM CST
Smiling Bill was looking out the window towards the dog run and saw Ms. Annie. I made sure all the dogs were inside and went to move her/him to the other side of the fence...looked at me like "Yeah, so what's your problem?" Finally success and here is the rest of the story.
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Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Apr 14, 2012 12:14 PM CST
pretty snake!!
What kind is it?
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 14, 2012 12:19 PM CST
It's a white oak....which is why we call them all Ms. Annie....IE: Annie Oaksnake Rolling on the floor laughing
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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threegardeners
Apr 14, 2012 12:25 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 15, 2012 9:59 PM CST

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Nice looking snake. So how did you move it?
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 16, 2012 9:22 AM CST
First try....squirt bottle of water...just looked at me like I was nuts

second try....touched it's tail with my finger...just looked at me like I was nuts

third and successful...found a handy twig and tapped the ground with it by the snake's head. It acted like it wanted back in the run, but I convinced it that that was NOT a safe place to be. The week before D*O*G got and killed a hognose (at least I'm pretty sure) in the run. Ms. Annie kept me company all morning while I raked and trimmed. As you can see from the pics I got very up close and personal...only inches away. Whistling
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 16, 2012 10:39 AM CST

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LOL! I sometimes relocate lizards when I can, because of the pets I have. I've captured baby snakes in containers to relocate them, but the bigger ones probably aren't in danger from them.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 26, 2012 10:26 PM CST
Crying Blinking I'm scared of snakes!

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 8, 2012 6:54 AM CST
Just found this thread. Cool Ginger! Great pics. We name things stuff like that too. We had a pair of Scrub Jays we called Batman & Ladywife. Batman would swoop down & land on his feet just like you could see him putting his fists on his hips with his shoulders thrown back & head & beak tilted slightly up like some superhero. Ladywife was strong but demure but boy she could sure bitch at Batman when she took a notion! Put him right in his place! Rolling on the floor laughing
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Jun 8, 2012 9:12 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.

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