There’s a snake in my yard! It’s getting bigger by the day. I think an invisible snake charmer is calling it out of my yucca plant.
Maybe it’s good that it’s coming out of the plant. At least I know where it is. That would be terrible if I happened to walk by that yucca plant, you know, getting ready to do my business or something – and that snake jumped out at me.
Did you jump when I said that? I’m getting scared just thinking about it.
The worst thing is that a second snake is starting to come out of that plant now. How many more snakes might be hiding in there? I hope that invisible snake charmer gets busy and calls all of them out.
In the meantime, I think my person is going to have to take me for extra walks on my trails instead of letting me out in the yard. I hardly ever see snakes on my trails.
Hey person, I don’t think you want to take a chance that that snake might get me. I don’t care if it’s dark. I think you’d better take me out on my trails right now.
May 3, 2012 at 10:54 am
Yikes! That is HUGE – would give me nightmares. Maybe you could put Scratchy on watch duty to keep an eye on that thing.
May 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm
Diane, that’s a good idea. Scratchy – get out there now and keep an eye on those snakes. I don’t care if you’re not allowed outside. I won’t tell.
May 3, 2012 at 11:18 am
I also have a Yucca plant in my front yard and its TINY compared that one in your yrad Bongo…Be very careful around that thing…It might Bite…Woof…Woof!
May 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm
Penny, I’ve been steering clear of that thing. It’s not good to get near anyway. If you get too close it pokes you.
May 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Bongo, I love the yucca snakes!!! they don’t bite hard!
May 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm
Cee, my person says the worst they will do is drop blossoms on me after they bloom. I’m not so sure.
May 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Hey bongo, jet here. Mom and I cringed when we saw the post title. Glad u r safe and the snake is a sort of safe kind!!!
May 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Thanks Jet. We hardly ever get snakes in our yard.
May 4, 2012 at 11:12 am
Paws To Talk
May 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm
The moment we saw the word snake we got afraid.
Bella and DiDi
May 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Bella and DiDi, I hope you’re not scared anymore.
Paws To Talk
May 4, 2012 at 5:46 am
We’re ok Bongo. Thanks.
May 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm
Wow! That is Big! Trevor says he would go out just to leave a message on that snake! 🙂
May 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm
Collies, I think that snake needs a message left on it.
May 4, 2012 at 12:46 am
Get you Super Dog mantle out, Bongo! Let no snake scare you! [having said that, I think you should be more cautious for snakes on your trails, than the ones in your yard. They look like they’re on a job protecting you and your people, so maybe you should consider being friends with them.]
May 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Marina, I think you’re right – Super Dog and that snake could get along.
May 4, 2012 at 12:56 am
OMD! That snake looks very huge and scary! ( and it also looks like enormous asparagus to me! BOL!) Yucca plant? I’m not sure if we’ve seen yucca plant here …maybe we have them in Japan, too…speaking of snakes, we say that white snake is an incarnation of one of Japanese Gods in our myth. Do you have something like this story, Bongo? 🙂
May 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Kevin, I didn’t think of it before, but that snake does look like a giant asparagus. When it finishes growing out it will have white blossoms all over it. In Christianity and Judaism the snake, or serpent, is the bad guy. He’s the one who talked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden which got Adam and Eve kicked out of the Garden. That snake represents the devil.
May 5, 2012 at 6:35 am
Hmmm…I didn’t know that in Christianity and Judaism, the snake is the bad guy….always very interesting to know other religions! Thanks for telling me that, Bongo! 🙂
May 4, 2012 at 1:03 am
Bongo, that was scarry at first sight, but now I know who the snake is, I’m not so scarry anymore, and you shouldn’t been either, dear dog.
I googled this yucca because I wanted to see what kind of flowers would come out of the snake, and I did the most grand discovery: I have a yucca in my garden as well, but I never knew the plant’s name. It’s not as big as your snakes, but it has beautifull white bell-flowers. Well, looks like I have learnt today something from you, Bongo, thanks 🙂
May 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm
Angels Whisper, I’m so glad I was able to teach you something. We have lots of yucca plants in our yard, and it looks like we’re going to have lots of flowers this year. I guess I get a new hat now – Teacher Dog.
Winnie The Greyhound
May 4, 2012 at 4:14 am
I’ll come and protect you.
Love and licks, Winnie
May 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Thanks Winnie. It would be great to have you hang out and play with me – for protection I mean.
May 4, 2012 at 5:15 am
Just the same height as the sunflower that collapsed on me when I was a lot younger, Bongo – lol. Now THAT was scary. You will love the flowers when they appear.
May 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Susan, that would be something – having a sunflower collapse on you. At least this snake won’t get as big as a sunflower.
May 4, 2012 at 6:08 am
I had a snake in my yard once. I barked at it and it left and my person said she wasn’t sure if she was glad or not. She told me it wasn’t poisonous and it would eat rodents, so maybe we should have kept it, but she squeals and runs when she sees snakes, so it’s probably a good thing I scared it off. You’d better keep an eye on your snakes to make sure they don’t take over.
May 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Lola, that was good of you to scare that snake away for your person. I don’t think the snakes will take over my yard. We have lots of them coming out of yucca plants but my younger person likes to chop them down with a machete. The kind of snakes that move don’t very often come in my yard.
May 4, 2012 at 7:33 am
May 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm
Bassetmomma, at least the yucca plant holds that snake in place.
May 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm
I have never seen a snake stand up quite like that. It is scary!
May 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm
WOW. That yucca looks like it’s going to take over the house! Do you think the wind frightens it? It looks fierce.
May 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm
Karen, I don’t think that yucca is scared of anything – except maybe my younger person’s machete. He likes to cut off the yucca snakes with it.
May 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm
Ohhhh, watch out Bongo! That thing looks like an alien snake! No snake charmer can handle that sucker! ;(
May 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm
Sunshine, people say aliens and UFOs visit Sedona. Do you think that snake is one of them?
May 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Could be, maybe something from the Avengers movie…scary!
May 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm
Wow we would be afraid of that snake too it looks really deadly I hope it doesn’t take over your house. How big can that get we would not want that in our yard!!
May 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm
Lexie and Mica, my person says that snake is about to bloom now. I hope that doesn’t mean there will be little snakes all over the yard.
May 11, 2012 at 12:38 am
I hope so too Bongo you don’t need any more 😦