Eagles & Snakes


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Last weekend we were working on our penny porch (more on that soon!) when a bird flew by the edge of the pond and made a distinct call. Without looking up Chris said it was an eagle. The bird landed within view in a tree on our neighbor’s property and I went inside to get my camera. My photos aren’t good, they are more like ‘proof’ photos. The eagle is real!

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We hopped in the canoe to see about paddling closer to the tree they were on, however I couldn’t find them despite Chris continuing to tell me ‘There they are!’ This meant that my photos turned out pretty crappy, but this is the best one, a cropped shot of the next photo. It’s an eagle, that’s for sure!

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But! There were two! Since Chris was actually looking at them instead of through a lens he was able to tell that one was a juvenile. Awesome! Now we just wonder where their nest is located.

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That same afternoon Chris found a garter snake under our carport. Now, every time I’ve seen a snake over there it has already been attacked by the cats. I suspect that one of them brought this one over but never got a chance to attack it. Luckily Chris saw it and we were able to rescue it, taking it down to the pond.

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Being that it is winter I wasn’t expecting to see yet another snake yesterday after disembarking from the canoe.

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We had gone for a paddle and had just returned. My foot was right near where this fella was coiled up and so I told Chris to move the canoe down a little to pull it onto shore.

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It was a tiny thing, not sure if this was full grown or a juvenile of a larger species. Not wanting to disturb it, Chris didn’t attempt to flip it over. It was quite content being coiled up as the air was a bit chilly towards evening.

Other than that, we’ve got a ton of bluebirds, woodpeckers (downy, pileated, red bellied), cardinals, and little brown jobbers around here. I think they are getting just as sick of the bi-polar weather going around. Freezing one day, 70s the next. I’m done with winter, y’all. Done!

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One thought on “Eagles & Snakes

  1. Keely says:

    We want to see some eagles this year, so we are very jealous! That is awesome.

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