Nature in the Back Yard: Snake Condo

We have discovered where our backyard black rat snake lives. This home is very functional.

The snake sleeps inside the hollow trunk above the entrance, protected from raccoons and other predators. The sun room is the old limb just above the entrance (here’s a link to the snake in its sunroom). The laundry room is on the south side of the tree, shown in the photo below. This is where it sheds its skin.

Look at how shiny and bright its skin is after shedding its old skin. New clothes!

This home also has a front porch.