Wildlife VisitsPosted: September 28, 2022
There have been several visitors to the garden recently. I found this box turtle crawling into a fallen container full of clay pot shards that I have been saving. I don’t know what the turtle was after and it sure looked uncomfortable.
I had my first sighting of a Cooperhead snake. Usually, I see them in the spring. And yes, I was handling the plant when I noticed something moving. As it was small I thought it was a lizard and not a baby Copperhead. I was lucky again and the snake went into the pot, curled up, and just stared at me.
Critter encounters that I could not photograph included being slapped in the shin by a Leopard Frog that was sitting in the grass, a sighting of a very long garden snake, an armadillo that I chased off my patio, and the weirdest wildlife situation I witnessed was a hummingbird stabbing another hummer in the breast while it was laying on its back on top of a plant. Can’t figure that one out.