Sunday, September 14, 2008

Curious Missy and the snake...

I walked out on our back deck yesterday and found Missy having a staring contest with this black snake, who was just sitting on a small slope. She kept inching closer to the snake, and wouldn't budge from her watching post, so I threw some clumps of dirt and rocks at Missy to make her move away from the snake. The snake finally dropped down to the lower level........



...and I picked up Missy and put her in the house, out of harm's way...just in case.
The snake was not very active, and I think it was because 'lunch' was being digested and a kitty wasn't particularly appealing nor threatening to him. Black snakes are beneficial, harmless and always welcome, as long as they stay outside! So now Missy is settling down on hummer watch.......
Here, hummer, hummer! Isn't she cute?!!!

10 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

That's what she was doing when I came to visit...

"Here birdie, birdie!"

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

she sure is!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Brian said...

Piton likes watching the two hummers fight over my feeder!

Joy said...

My cat (the oldest one) just ignores the hummers. I think she knows she can't get them and she just sleeps away on the railing under the feeder. They are really slowing down on their feeding here, they must realize fall is coming! That snake is UGLY! You did well to get Missy away from him.
Hugs...

Sarge Charlie said...

I think he his a mice or a bird

chunkygal said...

watching hummingbirds is like cat TV!

the donG said...

she is indeed cute! and the snake looks very dangerous. never saw a black snake before.

it's good that it already had something in its mouth.

Janelee said...

I much prefer Hummer Watch. Glad the snake didn't appear while we were there. You know how Gene is with snakes!!!

Janelee said...

I much prefer Hummer Watch. Glad the snake didn't appear while we were there. You know how Gene is with snakes!!!

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