Monday, June 23, 2014

Snake in the road


On a recent bike ride, we almost ran over this little critter. So, I had to stop and talk to him about looking both ways before he tried to cross the road. But, as snakes tend to do, he just sighed and slithered away. Lois Anne saw one just like this in our yard yesterday. Maybe he followed us home?

26 comments:

hamilton said...

He probably thinks he is bigger and scarier than he looks!

William Kendall said...

Well hello there, little guy!

Stefan Jansson said...

It's your new pet, I wonder what it wants for lunch?

Taken For Granted said...

Think that's a black rat snake. Useful for keeping rodent populations in control. Glad you wished him or her a good day and sent it on its way.

RedPat said...

He's a rather elegant looking creature!

Sylvia K said...

He is a a rather elegant looking creature, isn't he!! Great capture and a great helper to have in the yard!!!

Sharon Anck said...

Good looking fellow.....as far as snakes go!

Randy said...

Oh how I dislike snakes.

Olivier said...

waouhh impressionnant , je crois que j'aurais fait demi-tour en essayant de ne pas me faire remarquer...je prefere mes petits lezards ;))

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like you may have a new 'follower' ;-)

Andy said...

My least favourite creature.

cieldequimper said...

No. Noooo. NON.

Gimme a spider any day.

Karl Demetz said...

Your photo is spectacular, Lowell, but I'm glad I wasn't there.

Bergson said...

I don't like this neighbor

Kate said...

You bet your asp he listened to you!
Google Dashboard is not functioning properly again. I think I should probably change?

VP said...

You 'almost' ran him over and left that monster alive?

Halcyon said...

He looks pretty harmless to me... maybe he wanted to partake of your hospitality and stopped by!

Small City Scenes said...

Maybe he did follow you home because you were so kind in your lecture or maybe he felt you had no business lecturing him---could go either way.
I didn't thank you for the poem. I was quite weepy about the sad chair.
We seldom see squirrels here so I was quite taken with the little charmer. It is the second one I have seen in the 3 years I have been at Bob's.
I did sit in the driveway of my house and tried testing my skills as an animal talker. So I said to the snake if you really can hear and understand me come my way and he slithered right up to me---It so startled me that I jumped up and ran to the house. Lost opportunities!!
MB

EG CameraGirl said...

UH OH! Not sure I'd want snakes following me home.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He looks slithery alright. Snakes are OK with me if I have plenty of warning.

Hilda said...

Eek!

As long as it's not poisonous, I'll leave him be. I just wish they thought the same.

magiceye said...

Possibly wants to adopt you as his consultant! :D

Judy said...

I know snakes are good to have around but I would rather they stay out of sight. I must admit though, whenever I see one I do take a picture of it.

Kay said...

Oh, you old snake charmer! You better watch what you're saying or your house will be completely surrounded!

José Mendonça said...

WOW! Great spotting!

Jerez Sherry said...

ahh, so nice you had a talk with this fella.. Needed direction!!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson