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!


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