Another critter has taken up residence in my garden. Three different times this little garter snake has surprised an “eek!” out of me when I was puttering in the garden. Despite the high pitched squeal I’m fairly certain that he’s more scared of me than I am of him.

On memorial day Hannah was cruising around on her lawn tractor when she spied the snake as he hurried out of her path. Of course, Hannah being Hannah, she decided to name the snake. Those familiar with the Harry Potter series will understand that our snake or “slytherin” now bears the moniker of “Lucius.”

I wonder if Lucius has anything to do with the disappearance of my garden mouse?

Lucius the Garden Snake