Yes, I have spent way too much of this spring break week inside working on my National Boards portfolio.
(It's complete, in the box, and I'm mailing it after this post by the way)
The point is, I have not gotten "out there" like you expected me to do during a week off from school.
Apparently ... I was missed and the critters are coming to me instead of the other way around.
This was the scene looking down my entry hall yesterday afternoon.
What's really funny, is that I stopped just inside the door, grabbed a few dog bones from the doggy cookie jar, opened the door, stood there feeding snacks to Flounder and Feather, and then shut the door ... before I ever noticed the snake!
Not sure where my SNAKEDAR was, but obviously I was a bit distracted ... probably due to too much reflecting while writing my National Boards portfolio.
The snake is a lovely grey rat snake, but not the huge one of a few posts ago. This one is a lot smaller than that beauty.
He was curious in a snakey sort of way.
Look how transparent his tongue appears in that photo.
Gotta love those big puppy eyes ...
... well, you don't, but I do.
Don't you wish your abs were that strong?
He just stretched out straight until he reached the porch chair.
(Yikes! That chair needs some TLC and a coat of Rustoleum.)
I stuck out my hand in friendship and ...
... he took it.
After a brief handsnake, he retreated to the chair, slid across the patio table, and onto the porch rail.
Man and wild snake meeting with no harm done to either.
Refreshing isn't it?
I can tell you it made my day.
I had warm fuzzies (cool scalies?) the rest of the day.
And, I got the message ...
...they miss me out there.