Snakes! Yipes!

First a couple poems to start us off…

Well Rattledeastern hognose

The cowboys all dug a large pit
Around which some boulders did fit
Then piled up the wood which lit
To keep the cold out where they sit

One went to fetch some more wood
His trail boss said he thought he should
A nice dry pile that looked real good
Where snakes liked to hide if they could

The wind got up spooking the cattle kingsnake
It hid the slight sound of a rattle
From wood came the snake to do battle
And all the cowhand did was prattle

Vexed the snake started to slide
The cowhands fear he couldn’t hide
He stood there with legs open wide
And now the poor cowboy can’t ride

© 2008 David Threadgold

A Snake In My Garden

One night I was in charge of the houseCorn Snake
When my parents had gone out side
I was having loads of fun
With the radio blaring and paper planes that glide
Soon enough I got bored
So I went to the garden for a walk
When suddenly I saw a snake
Just next to a rock
It was definitely a snake
And it was the biggest one I have ever seen
It must have been a mile long
And its body was a sickening shade of green
I called the police, ambulance, fire department,
Forest officials and held a news conference
I waited feeling excited
While I clutched at the fencecoachwhip
Soon enough they poured in
And peered at the snake
They were amazed at its length
But no one the snake would touch or take
They gave me facts every ten minutes about the snake
And it’s a new species discovered, I learned
Just when I was going to have a closer look at the snake
My parents returned
My father looked angrily at the crowd
I got scared and scrunched up my toes
He asked “Can you explain why these people
Are crowding around my garden hose? ”

Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)


Blotched Water Snake

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Broad-Banded Water Snake

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Coachwhip Snake

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Cornsnake

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Diamond-Backed Water Snake

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Eastern Hognose Snake

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Flat-Headed Snake

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Kingsnake

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Plains Blind Snake

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Racer Snake

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Rough Earth Snake

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Southern Copperhead

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Texas Brown Snake

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Texas Coral Snake

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Texas Glossy Snake

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Texas Long-Nosed Snake

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Texas Patch-Nosed Snake

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Texas Ratsnake

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Timber Rattlesnake

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Western Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake

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Western Ribbonsnake

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