Snake surprises resident

Thomas Garcia A non-lethal reptilian predator surprised and shocked a local resident with its natural behavior and origins. Jan Fort has seen her share of snakes living in eastern New Mexico but on July 12 she thought she had come face-to-face with one out of the story books. “I could have sworn it was a [...]

Everybody has a snake story

What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds we made [...]

She recoils at thought of rattler

By Lynn Moncus Often while trying to think of a subject for this column, I discuss it with friends and hope for many good suggestions. This time, I asked my friend, Jo Priddy, for a little help, but she said she couldn’t think of anything I hadn’t already written about (probably numerous times). She didn’t [...]

Snake patrols picking up for animal control

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With the temperatures getting warmer snakes are out looking for cool places to hide, said Mike Martinez, Tucumcari’s Animal Control supervisor. Within the past month Martinez has caught 15 to 20 snakes, he said. Most of them have been red racers and only one rattlesnake. Recent police reports indicate [...]