A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

February 9, 2008

Ssssspring must be coming!

Filed under: alpaca, Alpacas, camelids, General — Tags: , , , , , , , — alpacalady @ 7:30 am
The last few days have been a little warmer, still very windy but much warmer with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s.  The weatherman has now resorted to forecasting “breezy” weather; I think he doesn’t dare mention the word “windy” as we have all had enough of the wind.  The winds and warmer weather though is a sign that spring is on its way.

Another spring sign is my first sighting of a snake for the year.  Yes, here we are only just into February and the snakes are showing themselves already.  The snake I saw yesterday was a bull snake, about 3ft long and a little sluggish, but he had enough energy to coil up when I was near to him.  I had Bandit the stray dog with me at the time (we were taking one of our twice daily walks) and fortunately I was able to distract Bandit so that he didn’t notice the snake, had he seen it I am sure he would have tried to do something with it, which is not a good idea.

While the bull snake is pretty harmless to us, I am sure that if one kind of snake is appearing there are others about to emerge too.  Looks like Spring is on it’s way despite Punxsutawney Phil’s recent Groundhog Day prediction!

Rosemary

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