Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Elusive Neighbor

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Sunny**



Today, after and week and a half of rain, I was finally able to get outside for a walk around our property. As I passed our cottoneaster shrub, I noticed a small movement. Knowing that it was just the ribbon snake who lives there, I paid no mind to it. Upon passing the shrub again, I noticed Mr. Snakey entwined in the branches. I was completely excited, because I've been trying to snap a pic of him for weeks - he never complies. Seeing him there today, so picturesque and willing, I started saying aloud "Oh, don't move, don't move!" while I waddled as quickly as I could to go grab my camera inside the house. My neighbors must certainly think I'm crazy.

7 comments:

Kim Carney said...

That is fantastic, does he just live there, in the wild. A garden snake?

Cerys Clevercrow said...

Yes!

I see him from time to time. I'm assuming he's lived there for a while. I used to see him last year, as well.

angela said...

EEEK! I hate snakes. I would die if I had a snake in my yard and be petrified that it would get in the house.

kimw said...

Yuck. Snakes give me the creeps. I just think that something that slithers along on the ground can't be trusted. Nice photo, though!

Linda said...

WoW! I'm surprised you're so excited. I'd be viewing him from a far and I do mean far away(preferably) from inside a house through a window... LOL

p.s. the photo is truly amazing.

Turquoise CRO said...

Ick! I don't like snakes either, but look at him, he's slithered in the shape of a butterfly, which I ran and got my camera to capture two white butterflies today but missed them!Lol maybe tomorrow!

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