Sunday, May 14, 2017

Something in the grass

I have been working long hours at work, but finally had a chance to get back up the mountain.  Needing to respond to a few comments still.

The following picture was taken on my iPhone.  I wish I had been carrying the SLR.


Rummuser said...

I can see the snake alright.

Looney said...

The snakes have a way of making me feel at home!

Ursula said...

Leaving fish aside (after all their element is water - what do they need feet for?), I sometimes feel sorry for snakes. They had a bad press from Day One and I don't like them either; yet to have no feet is a misery I wouldn't wish upon any potential enemy - not even a snake.


Looney said...

The most content ones are those who don't give a thought to what others have that they don't. But then again, some of the worst are those who envy what others have that they were not blessed with. Playing it safe, I now have a new pair of Trail Running shoes that are snake bite resistant.

Max Coutinho said...

Hello Looney,

הר יפה
I see a snake. Even though they are the symbols of change and wisdom, I prefer to keep my distance from them. The only snake I like is a silver snake-shaped ring I have lol.

Working a lot is good. But I wish you a restful weekend.


Looney said...

Hello Max,

I will be seeing grandkids shortly, so this is going to be a bit of travel, followed by a very good week with no work!

You have a good weekend too!

Mike Goad said...

We've come across copperheads a couple of times on trails here in Arkansas, but never got a picture. We've also had encounters with rattlesnakes on trails at least twice in the last 10 years -- 2007 at Badlands National Park and 2009, I think, in Mesa Verde National Park. Both times we waited until they moved away from the trail, which is their normal response to people.

(I blog at and ... when I have the time and feel like it.)

Looney said...

Mike, maybe we are more blessed with snakes here? I usually can get a few pictures of them every year. This one is a gentle gopher snake, but rattlers are the most common ones that I see.