What do snake eggs look like?
"Oh, no. Are these snake eggs?!" I mumbled to myself when I discovered these near the front gate of my garden last week. "Oh, no. Oh, no! Eeeewww!"
There is a real possibility that they could be snake eggs, given that there were warnings about snakes in the community garden earlier this summer.
"Nah, maybe they are just mushrooms," I mumbled to myself again. It had rained recently, so maybe there was enough moisture in the ground for mushrooms to grow. But then again, I'd never seen mushrooms in my garden after a few days of rain.
So I went home to check the Internet and I found that snake eggs do indeed look something like this, and just before they hatch, the eggs begin to deflate. In the garden this morning, I took another look and... Oh, no! Some of them are deflating! Yikes!
OK, fellow bloggers, are there any snake experts among you? Am I overreacting? Are these really snake eggs? And what should I do about them? Without poking around them too much, I counted at least 20. Twenty baby snakes in my garden?! No thanks. I would really like them to be... somewhere else. Far away.
Should I move them? And if so, how? I have also had the terrible thought of bashing them up with a shovel. But I'm not one for killing things. Even if they are things I don't really want in my garden. All advice is welcome.