Every time it get's really dry the snakes start showing up in the pond. We've already had several water snakes in the pond and have lost a couple of really beautiful koa. I guess when you have some of the only water around you have to expect it, but it really makes me mad to lose koa that are starting to get into the large size. I usually borrow a snake grabber stick from the feed store to catch and relocate them to some place a long way from my ponds. The snake stick was already borrowed when the snake was here and it was able to get his meal and take his ill gotten booty and leave. I know it will be back and I am ready now. I built my own snake stick and it is much better than the other one.
Lyn has already used it to catch a juvenile Blotched Water snake so it is already worth the time it took to build it.
On another note, I am having a heck of a time loading and moving pictures on blogger. I have several long posts with lots of pictures but have been unable to get them done. Is anyone else having this problem?