Sunday, August 29, 2010

Classroom visitor

I found a little hog nose snake in a pool skimmer the other day. These are great little snakes. What an opportunity.

I took the little guy into school and tried to impress upon them the importance of being aware of their surroundings. They need to know their snakes, and don't kill them.

Hog nose snakes are "mimics". They pretend to be vicious, venomous snakes and around her, most people believe them. They are often mistaken for cottonmouth water Moccasins. It is really too bad, cause they are great little snakes.

We showed him to the kids, handled him - taught them about mimics, then let him go.


The Beneficial Bee said...

Oh, I love hog nose snakes! Thank you for doing your part and teaching the kids not to kill them.

Doug said...

They are great little snakes - and the kids loved him too!