Monday, September 22, 2008

Amazing Find!

A Word of Caution: If you are not interested in seeing something that has a forked tongue STOP now and turn away. hehehe

Most of you know by now that if it comes too close to our house that we will catch it and observe it for some days. hehehehe We have our empty aquarium ready for that purpose and today was such a day. Now introducing our new find.........

It is a hognose snake. The boys were all excited and wondering if it was poisonous or if it would bite. Of course, I had to find some information about it to be sure. Our trusty resource online is wikipedia. So we read up on him and then came across another page thru wikipedia. You have to go to this page and read a little about him then go to the bottom of the page and see the video.
This is truly an amazing snake. This snake hissed at me when I was trying to pick it up. It also flattened his head making it look like a cobra. I'll have to try to see if this snake will "play possum" with me. hehehehe
I also added another generic notebooking page here and to my sidebar that you can download and use it when you observe anything that crosses your path like we do.

4 comments:

MasterpieceMom said...

You're brave. I'm always afraid I'm going to misidentify and then end up in the ER. LOL

Berta said...

Beautiful creature....I guess I didn't think of observing them for awhile, thanks for the reminder.

Missi said...

I love his lil' hognose! ~~ Do you still have him?~M

live4evermom said...

We still have him and trying to find some frogs. We keep our lights on inside and put up the blind and wait. We found a lizard but he is too big. I'm sure he will be mighty hungry when we catch something.