Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"S" is for snake~~ABC Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I forgot that I had pics of the snake we rescued on my little camera that I take everywhere, but yesterday I finally uploaded the photos. Does anyone know what kind of snake it is? I only know it was NON-poisonous. Just look at the water in the "pool". YUCK! And, it was full of FROGS! For those of you who don't know the story, hubby and I were out looking at a ranch for sale near where we board the horses. We stopped and I got out and took some pics and wandered over to the "pool". I saw this snake trapped in the pool. He was TRYING to get out by crawling up the cement, but just couldn't and I couldn't leave him to die. We were locked out of the property, but hubby grabbed a pool skimmer and scooped him up and VIOLA! Off he went, back into the rocks by the pool. Hmmmm.....I wonder how many OTHER snakes are in those rocks! Click on a pic to see the snake, or don't, if you don't wish to! ABC for "snake", Wednesday, May 27, 2009.


Hope Becklund said...

Hi Cheryl,
You do get up to some interesting adventures! I believe that you have a photo of a gopher snake. Garter snakes pretty much all have a very defined stripe down the center of the back. This looks like a typical gopher snake to me.

As always, love your photos!


Dragonstar said...

What a lovely story that is - I do like happy endings!

On behalf of the ABC Team, many thanks for your contribution this week.

Mikey said...

He was a big one! No idea what he is, but he's harmless far as I can tell. Good job rescuing him!!!

jay said...

I would have done the same! I rescue everything.

We don't have many snakes here, but our grass snakes swim. Sadly, they also eat frogs and newts as well as mice and they cleaned out our little wildlife pond.