I pulled in the drive coming home from church on Sun. & 2 catbirds were very cross at something in the tree. I go in & let the dogs out & get my camera to look up at the tree, sure enough , there he was. I didn`t have the hose ready to plow him with cold water, but I did get a stick & beat him a few times as far as I could reach. He was starting to come down then, but his belly looked full, perhaps their eggs? I couldn`t see a nest. I have owls & hawks which are their natural predators, however I just found a man & woman team who catches & releases them for a fee. I am about ready to pay to get them out of here. But will they get them all? more will come back, don`t you think? Most of the snakes here are black rat snakes who stay in the trees.
|after I hit him with a stick|
|Mia keeps a wary eye on the snake|