Now they it’s getting warmer and water getting more scarce, my disappearing bird stream is bustling in activity. Many birds are drinking and bathing in the stream, a raccoon comes out at night to drink, I’ve seen a few mice drop by, and the other day, a Western Cottonmouth snake.
Normally I don’t like to allow the poisonous snakes to live because I’m worried about the dogs being bitten. However, in this case I made an exception. Why? Because right before I captured the snake near my bird stream, 2 little mice went running by. If I would have left the snake alone, I bet it would have eaten at least one of the mice. Although I didn’t kill the snake, I did toss him over the fence into the forest so it wasn’t so close to the stream.