Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Snake in the tree
On our daughter's land in Davie, Florida, stands a tree by a pond. Iguanas hide in the tree. Occasionally, when frightened, they leap from the tree into the pond making a big splash and scaring nearby humans out of their wits.
One day last weekend, we were looking up in the tree in a vain attempt to spot an iguana. But we did see a snake. A long snake. About four plus feet long. So, naturally, I took some photos. The first photo was with flash so is a bit brighter than the second photo which was without flash.
I thought, because of its color, it was a poisonous snake. Not so. It is a corn snake, or better known in these parts as a red rat snake. It is not venomous.
Nevertheless...I wouldn't want it climbing up my leg or landing on my head.