Friday, May 21, 2010


Woof everypups and everycats, Suka's post about his fearless battle with the monstrous snake in his yard reminded us that we have a couple of snakes in our backyard.

This is a tiny Gopher snake. Mom named him Draco and even though he is very small, this little guy can grow to be nine feet long. Draco just hangs around in the backyard looking for food.

This is what Draco will become. This is a adult Gopher snake(he's about six feet long) and he's recently moved in with the tortoises. Mom hasn't named him yet, probably because he scared the puppy poop out of her the first time she saw him.

Mom says that Gopher snakes are good to have around because they keep the yard free of other snakes and rodents. That's because they have an attitude problem, they didn't get the nickname "Bull Snake" for nothing. For more info on Gopher snakes, please visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum website.


Suka said...

hey Desert Pups,

Snakes with an "attitude problem"? I hear you! I bet your snakes don't play with you either, huh? Draco is cute, and the name is cool. I don't know about the six-footer, though. That is an awfully long snake! I hope the tortoises keep him in line!

That is nice your mom leaves the snakes water to drink.

Stay cool in your pool!


p.s. thanks for the compliment on Porgy's pics. He is a cool bird, and a great friend to me!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm glad to see woo rekhognise the snakes are good to have around!

Too many humans get all skharedy skared!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

JackDaddy said...

Ah, I had to do the rattlesnake training and let me tell you. It was not fun!!

Teddy Bear said...

Oooh, you have a snakey friend. How fun! We saw one last weekend but my Mommy wouldn't let me meet him.:(

Teddy Bear

Maggie and Mitch said...

YUK! Mom doesn't do snakes - not any kind. She doesn't care if they're good or not. They're snakes! ewwwwwwwwwwwww

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch