Saving snakes from the birds


So, there I was, driving up to the bank Night Deposit just before nightfall after the Saturday Vigil Mass, and I saw a murder in progress, a huge raven was attacking a small and friendly Black-Snake, Rat-Snake, Bull-Snake, Eastern Racer, whatever name you have. These guys have no poison, no fangs, if they bite it doesn’t hurt. Super-friendly.


The raven didn’t want to give up. I almost had to physically remove him, but he finally flew away and then around, squawking and scolding at me the whole time. He was not happy with me at all. Meanwhile, I gently let the snake slither away into the parking lot bushes. I was happy for the snake. The ol’ raven can get another meal somewhere else. I want Rat-Snakes around as one of my neighbors has rats. The bank is in eye-shot of the rectory. Be as clever as a snake in making friends with unexpectedly helpful people. But be as innocent as a dove. Monsters might attack you. But you might get help from an unexpected source. Note the background picture of the blog and the header picture.


Filed under Birds, Nature

2 responses to “Saving snakes from the birds

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    No good guys or bad guys in this one, Father. Snakes climb trees and eat bird eggs. Birds want to protect their unborn children ( now there’s a possible subject for a homily). Glad you were able to save the snake. They do their part in nature, and that particular snake doesn’t do harm too anyone except mice, rats, voles, moles, shrews and such, and , of course, unborn baby birds still in the egg (womb). Thank you for another great story with great pictures. God bless you always.

  2. Gina Nakagawa

    Doggone! Wrong too should be to~

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