The snake had wrapped around a small stump that I had left when cleaning weeds and vines.
We used scissors and a craft knife to cut the netting away
He was about 3 feet long when we had him stretched out.
When he was free, he immediately went to ground in a hole hidden in the roots of one of the bushes. Since that hole is in the middle of where we placed the netting, we next put a heavy rock over it to force the snake to use an alternative entrance. It may not live with the damage done.
Guess you can be grateful it wasn't a buck.
Question. A snake and a bird get caught up in a fight for survival. It gets broken up by a human who gives each one the ability to fight another day.
Why? Isn’t this the order of things? This was supposed to happen and sometimes the prey wins.
I am not trying to be facetious here, but the bird bit off more than it could chew. It wasn’t as if they got stuck in an apartment building or something that wasn’t natural for either of them. It was nature and it must take its course.
Or am I making a big deal about nothing? And if I am, it’s George Bush’s fault.