things beneath our feet

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Apr 26, 2014

found this as I was taking a walk in the local cemetery. a bit feisty as it struck at me several times. I believe it to be an Eastern Water Snake. not poisonous but they can draw blood as I discovered several years ago.

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Wonderful capture Pap. He looks like he's ready to strike.

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Kool but why are you walking around in a cemetery  ???

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Good shot Pap. I'm pleased to report we have no such creatures in our cemeteries. Yep, headstones can be both very old and interesting

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It's little surprises like that that keep my wife in Maine. Nice shot, though. Thanks

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-I hope you were quick on your feet Pap
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Fortunately I don't run into them all that frequently myself. They are pretty harmless but they will bite. And yes, I find old cemeteries interesting. Often wonder what the folks there were like and how their lives turned out. Obviously we know when it ended.

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Remarkable capture and presentation, Pap.. seems you were lucky to spot the fellow before you stepped on him - beautiful creature - but not my cup of tea .. thank you for sharing.

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Pap38 wrote:

Fortunately I don't run into them all that frequently myself. They are pretty harmless but they will bite. And yes, I find old cemeteries interesting. Often wonder what the folks there were like and how their lives turned out. Obviously we know when it ended.

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Cemeteries can be a good place to get some light exercise without much danger of getting run over.

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Luckily he wasn't able to make you a permenent resident there, Pap!

And I'm always looking down watching out for dog poop around here!

Good capture!

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Just this Easter at a local 'wild' park in the hills, they had an Easter egg hunt for the kids: eggs hidden in tall grass.

Right after the eggs were all found, some adult noticed a rattlesnake in that same patch of grass, so the call went out: "Hey, kids - want to see a real rattlesnake?....careful, there he is."

They are now re-thinking how to do easter egg hunts there

Lots of Tarantulas there, too, but that's in the fall and not really dangerous

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in_focus wrote:

Remarkable capture and presentation, Pap.. seems you were lucky to spot the fellow before you stepped on him - beautiful creature - but not my cup of tea .. thank you for sharing.

Best regards,

Bruno, it is good to see your name here, I missed you but I do stay on M43 mostly. Great shot of the snake, Pap.

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