There was no tiny cottage with a moss covered roof.
Or a little red door with pebbled walkways; however,
it was someone's home nonetheless.
A tiny little someone,
a mere seven inches long,
only a wee bit high.
Barely more than a worm,
worm snake that is.
They are great hiders, rarely coming out into the open,
preferring to hide among the leaves and under rocks, gobbling up earthworms,
a delightful treat, if you're a worm snake.
We have a veritable buffet laid out for them,
Worms by the buckets.
My beds are full of underground holes.
I thought they were moles, but no,
just a snaky walkway.
Watch closely and you just might see one race by.
He had a buddy visiting,
A dandy dressed in flashy stripes.
Surprisingly brilliant coloring when you're sneaking up on mini frogs.
Well, what's a Western Ribbon snake to do?
A bit bigger than his friend, growing up to 30 inches long,
part of the garter snake family.
Nothing to be scared of.
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Western Worm Snake Image
Western Ribbon Snake Image