We get all kinds of visitors to the feeders. Yes there are quite a few different species of birds from large crows down to small hummingbirds, but we also get squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, etc.
In this next picture, I want you to take notice of the step stool below the hummingbird feeder. I need to step up on that to hang the feeder.
The other night after dark, I went out to get the feeders. I stepped up on the stool and reached up to the railing with my free hand to help steady myself as I hung the hummingbird feeder. Something didn't feel right. It was cool and cylindrical. Yep, I had grabbed hold of a snake. I don't know who was more surprised, it or me. It took off and I have no idea where it went or what kind of snake it was. I was getting a little sleepy when I went out to retrieve the feeders, but that sure did wake me up. Things like that are not at all bad. They wake you up, keep you alert for a few days, and give me something to write about on my blog when I have no other inspirations. I only wish I could have taken a picture. I guess you will just have to use your imagination. Now, don't accidently pick up any snakes and have a great day, you hear?