Sleepy Saturday

The recent usual suspects were all out and about. The muskrat was having breakfast on the west lawn, a few mallards and wood ducks were on the pond, and loads of red-wing blackbirds and grackles were flitting about. Meanwhile, I could hear robins, cardinals, chickadees, goldfinches, catbirds, wrens, and orioles in the trees. As far as I could see, however, there was nobody new in town today, and while some new flowers are on the way, they’re not quite open yet.

Yesterday afternoon, I did catch a couple more dragonflies, but their identification still eludes me.

You know what that means, boys and girls? It’s time for “reader photo of the week”! Yay!

Our photo of the week was sent in by Doctor Robert Sansonetti from all the way out in Portland, Maine. He writes:

Hey nature dude!  What is this??

To which I immediately reply:

My best guess is a snake.

Then, after quickly consulting with my trusty herpetologist, Dr. Google, I follow up with:

More specifically, a Milk Snake.

And a mighty fine looking specimen, too. Apparently, they’re having a glut of milk snakes in the northeast. Anyway, Dr. Bob, ever thinking through the health implications, with his doctor trained brain, replied.

Close call then. I’m lactose intolerant. 

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

2 thoughts on “Sleepy Saturday

  1. So funny Andy! Thanks for the laughs! I told Bob, “If I see a snake like that, I’m going home!” Yikes! Love your pics ~ I want to visit, maybe when He retires. 😊


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