I put the video at the top this time, because I knew you would go there first ...
When my daughter Katie spotted this snake far ahead of us, I thought it was going to be a big branch. We had just passed a truck full of people coming from this direction only moments before.
I couldn't believe they had missed this snake.
This Diamondback must be living a charmed life to have avoided being run over by one vehicle and then to have us be the next vehicle upon it.
'Cause WE are going to make sure it makes it safely off the road.
It's what we do.
Out here, in the middle of a 6,000 acre Wildlife Management Area, this snake was exactly where it was supposed to be.
It's why I wear my $100.00 Cabelas snake boots when I am truly bushwhacking in this area.
When you are a guest in someone else's home, you should dress appropriately for the occasion.
We blocked the road and I photographed it as it slid into the brush ... where it immediately disappeared, as you no doubt saw in the video.
Did you notice how she "locked and loaded" even as she picked out an escape route and took it.
That message was crystal clear to me...
"I will defend myself if you force the issue, but my intent is to go on about my business."
Words to live by.