Stop by & offer a few pointers, or point & laugh, as a few old farts figure out the fine art of living... Life on a Few Acres

Friday, April 10, 2015

Want to compete for warm gooey goodness?

Imaginary brownie points to all who can tell what this picture has captured.  

Even  More to those who can identify it's species.

According to my sources (google) It is probably one of three types that are commonally confused for one another.  Great.  Despite having a self created & self taught course on the critters in my misspent youth (this was b.c. i.e before computers,) I really couldn't I.D. this one.

S/he was found just hanging around- literally- the basement door.  The knob.  That thing you wrap your hand around without thinking.  

I don't want to seem to be a woose.  I knew there would be snakes and mice and spiders and predators and a 100+ other changes.  I was, and am, ready for them...  but wrapped around entry doors?  Spiders scurrying accross the middle of my bed, under my covers, in the short time it took to return from a visit to the powder room?

Somedays it seems someone's got a sense o' humor as twisted as my own!


  1. Your photo doesn't enlarge and I'm dying for a close-up, LOL. The top of our look-out-for list is black widow spiders. They love wood chip mulch, which means I only handle the stuff with eyes alert and gloves. It's also why I don't leave my shoes or boots out on the porch overnight.

  2. Hey Leigh, thanks for letting me know the pic wasn't biggify-ing lol. I re loaded it and changed some parameters, and am now able to click to see the larger image, hope you are able as well. Im crossing my fingers and toes that the future flock will reduce the spider and tick populations!

    1. I forgot to mention that once the image is enlarged, a right click on it offers a view option that further enlarges it. On my system, at least.

  3. Good job, it enlarges now! I didn't get another option to enlarge with right click but at least I got a better look. Looks like a baby rattle snake!