Here's a closer shot.
THAT, my dear blog reading friends, is an honest to goodness Copperhead snake. Nice. Normally, we would capture this guy and relocate him to a place FAR AWAY from our property. However, this tree is on the bank in back of our dam surrounded with thick brush. And plus, as stated earlier, he is up in the tree. Not exactly friendly capturing circumstances. So, he will not be being relocated at this particular time. We will definitely need to keep an eye out for him.
This guy is also back but is definitely welcome to stay. I know Slim knows to steer clear of snakes - he won't walk anywhere near one. Hopefully the kittens will get the memo.
He/she is about to shed - see how cloudy the eyes are?
On another wildlife front, the baby birds are gone. I took this picture of them in the morning and by that afternoon they were all gone. Mom and dad will be back in a few weeks for another round.
I wouldn't let the painters paint that little spot because the birds had eggs in the nest at the time. I guess at some point we will get up there and get it cleaned and painted so that she has nice new digs for next season!
Wayne found THIS LINK of a live streaming video put in a Blue Bird nest. This is somewhere in North Georgia I think. Very cute.