A House Is Not A Home…

… Without a kerjillion snakes. Too bad it’s in Idaho – I know a certain prairie dog staffer who would pick up this baby in a heartbeat. (Boingboing)

Author: Carle Steel

Carle Steel was a simple moisture farmer on a barren, sun-baked world who, through fate and destiny, brought the mighty Galactic Empire to its knees. She likes cats, bats, mice and you.

8 thoughts on “A House Is Not A Home…”

  1. Garter snakes aren’t big mouse-eaters, actually. More slugs, frogs, fish and worms.

    …Not that I know much about these things…

  2. You’re lucky to have a farm girl here to enlighten you: garter snakes will clean up nests of immature mice, for certain, and if they can trap an adult, so much for Mickey.

  3. Sounds like I’ve underestimated garter snakes’ culinary open-mindedness!

    I actually have a pet checkered garter snake who’s about 15 years old. Willie eats baby mice but I had to train him to do that. His preference was fish.

    And yes, training a snake to eat baby mice is disgusting.

  4. Apparently there are subspecies of garter snakes that prefer aquatic prey, and you must have a member therof…but he’s flexible! (Sorry; just slipped out.)

  5. Personally, I’m waiting for the house built in the badlands with a winter den of rattlers in the basement. Bet you’d get a bigger discount.

  6. I love the snakeypoos but even I’d pass on a house built over a rattlesnake den.

    (Actually, I’ve read in a couple places that timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus Horridus–best Latin name ever!) are fairly mellow and inclined to not-bite, so I could probably deal with them.)

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