by, heading toward the chicken coop,
this big one caught Marcy's eye.
Another Kodak moment
Snakes are really wonderful creations when you think about it. Look at the way it undulates to move across the ground. They eat rodents, frogs, birds...and chicken eggs. They are able to unhinge their jaws to accommodate what they are swallowing. Black Snakes are harmless critters unless you are one of the above mentioned creatures. There is a sort of beauty in their shine, not slime, as some people think. They are cold-blooded and therefore they maintain the temperature of their surroundings. The scales have a texture that is amazing to touch.