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Monday, September 20, 2010

Snake Hunt On Sunday Walk

My early morning walk began almost too late because the temperatures were already rising.  Maggie took advantage by cooling off in one of the spring branches we were exploring.
I was looking for flowers and just good  shots.  I love the spring branches that run into the creek because there is always something interesting, reflections, objects, anything makes for a good photo if you get it right.
Imagine my surprise when trying to capture the small water skaters on camera....
Snakeville under water!
The dogs went into action!
They searched high and low.
No luck, the snake was smarter than us.
I imagined he slithered under one of these rock ledges.
Hubby said he would wait til things settled
and solve our little snake problem.
The Borders did not want to give up,
but I finally convinced them to continue our walk.
We cooled again
and continued our walk.
We still saw beauty even with our snake eyes on.

16 comments:

Jules said...

MAN and a big snake. It is the time of year when they love lounging on the rocks.

You be careful in those flip flops. :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

COUNTRY GAL said...

Wonderful photos. I love your fur babies.My fur baby has alot of Border and their character in her and she does the same thing. Sometimes thats the best way to get good shots is to just go out for a walk and see what catches your eye !

Pyatshaw said...

Oh, scary! Are they dangerous, these water types? Slithery things give me the creeps.

Rob said...

That is one thingI wouldn't look forward to meeting on a walk. Do the dogs often try to catch them? We only have a couple ofkinds of snake here and you don't usually get to see them thank goodness.

Nezzy said...

Well girl, ya know my thoughts on the devilish varmints...the only good snake is a dead snake. Yep,I've heard all the 'good' snake theories but this is one chick that doesn't fall for it. Sorry! Heeehehe!!!

You have a glorious day Gail!!!

Brenda said...

You changed your look here since I visited last. I really like it! Your horses are beautiful. Snakes....scare me, but your photos on your journey are very nice.

ellen abbott said...

reminds me of the time I was canoeing on the bayou and drifted into a branch with a big snake curled up on it. Probably a water moccasin. glad I didn't know then how aggressive they are.

Chris the Vivarium Guy said...

Wow - Seeing that would scare me to death! Here in the UK we would never see snakes that big in the wild thankfully!

I've just written a post on my blog and linked to your post. :-)

Judy said...

Ooohhh...wet dog...do they shake all over you??

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, cool snake. Is it poisonous?

Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

Emma Rose said...

Your dogs are beautiful :)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Maybe it was a good excuse to cool off.. hehe
Great pictures Mom...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Rural Rambler said...

Ahhhh, a Sunday Walk at The Farm. I don't think I've done one for a bit. Very nice but the snake would have sent me running and screaming like a little school girl!

Pat said...

Cooling off in the creek doesn't sound like a bad idea. Except for the snakes, that is!

Nora said...

Do those snakes bite, Gail? How do you know if one is poisonous? It would scare me to death. I'm afraid of all snakes. We don't have that many here in the Netherlands and the only poisonous one is the adder. Nobody ever sees them. Thank goodness.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great shots! EEEWWWWW, I hate snakes even though I know they are good for the environment yada yada, I still cannot stand them.

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