Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Garter Snakes are Afraid of Dogs

Mom is terrified of snakes. Don't try telling her garter snakes are harmless, good for the environment, it doesn't help. She will tell you breathing is healthy and she finds it hard to do when she she's a snake. She can manage her fears when they are behind glass or caged in some way but when they are free or someone is holding one all bets are off.

Thankfully, for Mom garter snakes don't like being herded and will generally flee when a Sheltie starts to investigate. This one dived for cover when I, Katy, went to rescue Mom. Of course now Mom is once again paranoid about snakes living under the porch, but at least it isn't sun bathing by the bottom of the stairs. I can only do so much. Not that this makes the Mom feel better, but this is one of the bigger snakes we've seen in the last few years.


  1. My Aunt Allison likes snakes - but it terrified of all bugs (even butterflies!)

  2. The Mom here doesn't like snakes either and the cats here will chase them too. Hope that snake goes some where else.

  3. Well you are doing a darn good job helping keep the Mom safe! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. I'm not happy with snakes but I don't mind an occasional encounter as long as it's a harmless snake.

  5. We had a snake in our yard the other day!! Dad saw it first and got it out of our yard before we saw it
    hazel & Mabel

  6. I haven't seen a snake since I was a little pup! Sorry your mom is afraid of them. All the science geeks in my house love creepy crawlies.

  7. Oh, sounds like your Moms feels abouts snakes, like my Ma feels abouts spiders!!! eeeeek! she doesn't mind snakes, butts maybe cause there aren't many in our hood. yeah, don't try and tell Ma the benefits of spiders....she just does't care! BOL!
    Ruby ♥

  8. Mom is OK with snakes as long as they are NOT POISONOUS and not on her. She really wasn't amused when she fell asleep sunbathing and woke up to find a snake curled up on her legs. On the other hand she LOVES snake skin shoes and purses.

  9. Our mom is not a fan of snakes. At. All.
    Good for you for protecting your mom!!!


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