We apparently have rattlesnakes. Trevor found this one (pictured headless for a reason) under a wood pile in the yard. We were pulling out untreated wood for the hügelkultur beds and found him lurking underneath. It looks fairly young considering it has only one “button” on its rattle.




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  1. Shivers! I hate snakes! Saw on the local news that a young man was hunting with his dogs in the woods. He shot a 9′ rattle snake with 22 rattles, and 2 1/2″ fangs! The picture has it wrapped around his neck and head and tail touch the ground.The width of this snake was bigger around than his biceps.

  2. Good thing you have personal pest control!! There are rattlers all over! I had to call my dad Jim once to get one in my yard, I came FACE TO FACE with the thing as I was crawling on the ground weeding… not kidding it was 6 inches from my face and probably 3 feet long and thick!

    • Ooooooh yes! The back 2 acres is just brush and rocks. When the deer leap along the tall bushes, they look like dolphins jumping out of the water. So, yes, there is a big deer and wild hare factor around here. My garden will look like a high-security prison just guarding against the deer.
      – Sarah Cuthill of Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm

  3. Your rattlesnakes in America give me the heebie jeebies but I live in fear every summer of finding a brown or tiger snake (both highly venomous) in our garden (Victoria Australia). We have a 1/2 acre, semi rural with mice and rats. We have hugelkultur beds, wood piles and an overgrown snake haven seasonal creek (polite term for a stormwater drain 😉 ) running through. We have a rather snake friendly property. Urgh!

      • Yeah, we do hey. Mostly we have huntsman spiders to contend with and they look nasty but are pretty harmless. I like living in a weird insect free area but up north or in the interior they get some strange ones. 🙂
        My hippimum bought me your kids colouring book too which looks absolutely gorgeous. Can’t wait to share with my kids. 😀

  4. Ick, lol! I hate snakes!!! Good thing about rattlesnakes (which I grew up around in eastern WA) is at LEAST THEY WARN YOU!!! These copperheads in TN you have NO IDEA they are there until you see them, lol :/

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