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A happy Sssssaint Patrick'sssss Day from Washington's snakes

A happy Sssssaint Patrick'sssss Day from Washington's snakes

Posted by icoleman at Mar 17, 2011 02:25 PM |
Filed under: wildlife

Here's to the middle of March, when sales of Guinness start to spike, and the color green fills houses, schools, and stores as St. Patrick's Day and spring rolls around again. St. Patrick, aside from bringing Christianity to the Irish people, is renowned for banishing snakes from the entire island. That part of the story is myth, and Ireland had no snakes to banish. Here in Washington, we do have snakes, from rattlers to rubber boas, in our wildlands - and certainly none worth banishing.

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