Navarre woman finds 10 unidentified eggs in her back yard, films them hatching
NAVARRE — Theresa Adkisson is not a snake person, so when she discovered a nest containing 10 unknown eggs in her back yard, she had to find out what they were.
She found the eggs under a piece of plywood near a shed at her Holley by the Sea home last week.
"I had no idea how long they'd been there or how long it would take them to hatch," she said.
She took photos and posted them on the neighborhood's Facebook group asking for people to help her identify them.
Some commenters jokingly posted it could be Godzilla, while others said either lizards or snakes. When she went back to the nest on Sunday to take more photos, she noticed a head peeking out of one of the shells.
"I was like, 'Oh my gosh. I've got snakes being born here and I don't know what they are,' " she said.
She reached out to a local man who routinely removes snakes from people's yards. He showed up and was able to identify them as the non-venomous black racer, Adkisson said.
The snakes hatched, stayed for a minute and then left, leaving one egg. She used her iPhone to film a time-lapse video of it hatching.
"I'm not a big snake fan but it was super cool."