Looking back

‘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

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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