A boy fishing on a river and caught a perch was in for a surprise when the fish got free from the hook. When the fish got free and landed on the
A boy fishing on a river and caught a perch was in for a surprise when the fish got free from the hook. When the fish got free and landed on the bank, a garter snake came and snatched it before the boy could secure it. The boy then yelled to his mom that a snake had grabbed the fish that he caught.
“My son caught a little perch, reeled it up to the shore and as it flopped around, it unhooked itself, Cindy Kruller wrote on Youtube. “As soon as that happened, a garter snake comes out of nowhere and grabs it! My son started screaming about a snake stealing his fish, so I grabbed my camera and filmed the chase. The snake ended up dropping the fish and we were able to get it back in the water.”
The boy followed the snake as it slithered through the grass and finally the snake let go of its potential meal. The boy then picked the perch up and released it back into the water.
Pretty crafty for the garter snake to try and steal a meal.
Garter snakes are the most widely distributed snake in North America and once were the most popular snakes in the hobby. There are 35 species in the genus Thamnophis and 12 or so that are common in the hobby.
John B. Virata keeps a western hognose snake, a ball python, two corn snakes, a king snake, and two leopard geckos. His first snake, a California kingsnake, was purchased at the Pet Place in Westminster, CA for $5. His first pet reptile was a green anole that arrived in a small box via mail order. Follow him on Twitter @johnvirata