Vof vof vof!!! It’s me, Nero! I hope you are fine and have missed me! You know that I live in countryside and I’m so used to see many animals, that I don’t even pay attention to them … usually. If I start to count how many different animals I have in my garden … I don’t know if I can count so far. Let me tell you – mostly there are birds – lots of birds, small and big and I found something they dropped …
Usually I may find some little feathures, white or brown, but this is a big one!
I think this bird came from the circus with the hungry deer. Can’t say that I’m too interested about feathures, but if there is a little bird on the ground, I’ll go to chase her … sorry but that is my nature. I can catch mice, too! Once there was a big one running through my garden and I ran after him, gave a quick bit and he lied down. Then I looked Teje: what now? First she didn’t believe that I killed a mouse, but I did.
There are some strange flying things around and they may sit on the rocks – who could guess that you can fly with that body!
They don’t all fly … some tiny tiny things are running and they are so busy … they live under the ground or in the olive tree …
And then there was the looong one …. I saw it only very quickly because then I had to go inside and wait till it was safely out of my garden. Later I learnt that it was a snake with cat’s eyes.
I show you first this so you don’t scare too much. If you can’t bare snakes don’t look next photos. One day we were cleaning outside and moved this pot … I know that here you should never put your hands under the pot, before checking that now one is hiding there … this time there was …
It was a baby snake and enough small to stay between the bricks under the pot. You can see some olives and leaves from olive tree to realize the size. This snake is ‘Cat eye snake’ because his eyes has a stripe end remind the eye of a cat.
He was a little one, but tried to look strong and scary. You see how he lifted his head and made sssshhhhhh! He’s not really dangerous – only has a little bit ‘poison’ to make his catch dizzy. He went behind the pot to hide and later hb took him out of our garden.
Most of us don’t like very much snakes, but if you start to look them more carefully, they do have great patterns and some times fantastic colours on their skin.
If you like to see what snakes we have here in Crete, click HERE. You can see there also the ‘Leopard snake’ which has fantastic colour. Long time ago we found one like that in our garden. It was small (not alive) and we couldn’t understand where it came from because that colour didn’t fit at all to our nature. It has bright orange figures!
I have more life to show and tell you but I save that for the next time. I send you big furry hugs and lots of sweet licks! Thank you for reading my snake story – I am so exited about everything that happens in my garden! I hope you don’t see snake dreams and for that I leave you with the feathure from a circus bird!‘Really Random Thursday’, ‘Paper Piecing Party’