I regret that I have no better reference for tonight's route other than this out of focus image. Shannon got behind and was unable to post the route on his site. Shannon is on his way to Caesar Creek for an event and I will be filling in for him with maps and sign-up sheets.
So, I was out trimming some branches on several trees when I spotted movement in front of me. Yikes, if it had been a Black Mamba I'd have been writhing on the ground in pain and dying from a bite to the nose but instead, it was just some non venomous type.
Still, I don't want to be too laid back about the encounter. It was a large snake and probably capable of strangulation if it had launched itself on to my neck. To put it in perspective, those are limbs from a 200 year oak tree so you know the snake had to have been ginormous to make the limbs appear so slender. Well, see you in New Albany.
7/11/2013 01:44:45 am
That looks to be a garter snake, probably a female from the size. They are good for your garden as they eat small rodents and insects...and aren't constrictors :)
7/11/2013 03:26:42 am
Huh, I thought the first thing people would notice were the leaves are not from an oak tree, casting doubt on my size claim.
7/11/2013 04:06:18 am
I didn't even look at the leaves! Nice Redbud.
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