Look what we found in our garage today!
No, not me! A garter snake. I had never caught a snake before, so I wore gloves so I wouldn't be worried about getting bitten. Next time I won't bother with gloves. Garter snakes aren't venomous, and this one wasn't at all interested in striking me.
But she moved fast and I didn't want to drop her!
I really love snakes. If you look in my sidebar, and haven't been reading my blog for a while, you'll see that i illustrated a kids' book on a rattlesnake named Katie.
Macro shot! Too bad there's a cobweb on her face.
Gordon was brave!
After we admired her for awhile...
...then I released her near some rocks in our garden.
As you can see, I don't have a snake phobia. Like honeybees, I think they're very misunderstood. And it feels really cool when they twine themselves around your arm.
Going back to my snake-less garage to extract more honey!