‘Tis the season — snake season that is. While walking to a shed in my backyard earlier in the week, I felt impressed to look back along the path I’d just walked. Glancing back, I saw this snake outstretched, with his head held high and his tongue hissing. Though not poisonous, it was, nonetheless, a bit unsettling to have such a close and unexpected encounter. Today as I walked along that path, I knew to keep a close eye out for my new found friend.
“Look back, and smile on perils past.” ~Walter Scott
15 thoughts on “Looking back”
He was just hissing “Hi!” to you. My daughter caught and relocated a 4 foot diamond back rattlesnake while on a department meeting on her cell phone on Tuesday. She sent me photos of the rattler. That’s the second time she has had to catch and relocate the same snake. She said it’s already learned the routine. Rattlesnakes are smart as far as snake intelligence goes.
Oh, my! What a brave daughter you have! We saw a rattlesnake cross the path in front of us while on a hike on our vacation last year. That was the first time I had ever seen one out in nature. I don’t think I could ever be brave enough to catch one.
She has a snake stick.
I can see if you had to deal with snakes very often, you’d definitely want to have one.
Scary. I’m not too fond of snakes😳
No, I’m not either. My dogs usually warn me when there’s a snake in the yard, but this one must be sneaky. They never even saw it.
You’re braver than me Rebecca – I fear I’d never go along that path again! If you knew how I give wide berth to a spider in the house or outside, you can imagine me seeing a snake!
I am definitely stepping cautiously now. 🙂
I sure don’t blame you – you’ll need eyes in the back of your head as well!
what kind of snake is it Rebecca?
My best guess is an Eastern Ribbonsnake, but that is just from searching online. A snake expert I am not. 🙂
I’ll take your best guess Rebecca!
Fortunately I haven’t seen it again. We sometimes find snake skins in our shed that he as lying near.
oh….so it’s a family pet now eh?
It’s welcome to stay in the shed if it agrees to keep the mice away. 🙂