Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hobbs State Park

On Labor Day we spent the day at Hobbs State Park with Papaw. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day!

We even made it just in time for the snake talk! YAY!

Look at the picture below. Which snake is venomous?

Here's a trick to help you remember:

If red touches yellow, it can kill a fellow,

but if red touches black, it's a friend of Jack.

So, you see, the one on the right is venomous.

Other things to look for:

A non-venomous snake has a head shaped like your thumb, but a venomous snake has a more pointed end, and poofier "cheeks" (which is where they store their venom apparently .)

You can also tell by their eyes. Venomous snakes have slitted eyes...although I'd never want to get that close to tell the difference!

Here are my three little guys who got in line to pet the king snake. :D Good times!

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