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I’ve spoken before about our resident Black Racer snake, “X”. He/she (how do you tell the sex of a snake?) hangs in the hay room, suns by the water hose and keeps to himself. I’ve grown fond of him, which is strange. I look for him every morning.

Can you see “X” in the leaves?

Much to my surprise, when I did my usual looking-for-the-barn-snake thing, I found “X” was not alone! We have another Black Racer in residence. This one is about 3x larger then “X”.

New snake.

Should I be freaked out? Should I be glad there’s now a team on rodent duty? Should I be on the lookout for baby snakes?! I will call this one Plisskin. Snake Plisskin.

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