Snake on the floor

A visitor found on my basement floor

Last Updated on February 28, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Last Updated on February 28, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I found this little critter slithering along early in the spring on my basement floor. It’s a harmless Garden/Garter snake. They are venomous but can’t deliver a serious amount of venom. Anyway, I’m quicker than a snake so I grabbed him and took him out to the yard.

Part of living in Suburbia in Bucks County is the ‘oneness with nature’. I’m on 2 1/2 acres so I see a lot of wildlife: Deer, Groundhogs, Possums, Raccoons, Fox, Hawks, Vultures, Turkey and yes, Snakes.¬†

 

Snake on the floor
Snake on the floor

Garter snakes were long thought to be nonvenomous, but discoveries in the early 2000s revealed that they in fact produce a neurotoxic venom.[8] Despite this, garter snakes cannot seriously injure or kill humans with the small amounts of comparatively mild venom they produce, and they also lack an effective means of delivering it .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garter_snake#Venom

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