Snakes, Multiple Varieties of
The Seattle Times ran a story on a snake shelter built in Jose Rizal Park in Beacon Hill -- a place for garter snakes to hibernate and hide from predators:
Beacon Hill's newest community center isn't much to look at -- a jumbled pile of rocks, really. But for some of Jose Rizal Park's most secretive and slithery residents, it's a place to hang out.The best thing about the story, though, was the first comment posted:
Last month, garter snakes populating the park's tree-tangled west side got a construction project designed just for them. Called a herpetarium, it's a shelter fit for any reptile, with its small, pyramid-shaped form and walls lined with recycled scrap...
The reptile-friendly pyramid has a base 4 feet long on each side, and an apex 2 ½ feet tall...
Such chambers let snakes hibernate during the winter. When the snakes emerge, they warm themselves on sunlit rocks, with easy escape should predators pass by.
Odds are good I will find a couple of ex-boyfriends residing here. Posted on July 5, 2009 at 6:57 AM by cheezybreezy.