Grass Snake – Compost Bin.
I found a snake in my garden this weekend.I opened up my compost bin
yesterday and to my surprise,I found a snake lying in there.It was a
brown/beige snake about 30-50cm long.
How in God’s name did it get there,and what do I do with it? I left it
in there because I was too scared,but I am not quite sure how to handle
it.Would you know what to do?
The snake is almost certain to be a grass snake,they love to get into compost heaps and lay eggs because of the warmth and safety of a compost heap.
As a grass snake it’s quite harmless and will help to control the pests in the veg plot such as snails,slugs,mice etc and for it to be in your garden at all it must be finding some food near by.
I must admit I would not be too keen on finding one in my compost bin so the solution is to leave the compost bin for now,allow the snake eggs to hatch and then move on as young snakes then break up the compost in the autumn and use it for next year’s preparation.
I am sure the snake wishes to stay away from you as much as you wish to stay away from him or her. For More information.