We’ve spotted this little guy (or girl?) around the yard a few times this summer. If a black cat crossing your path is bad luck, what is a black snake crossing your path?
I’ve recently (since taking these shots) decided I need a better zoom lens. I’m not really scared of snakes, but when you have one eye closed and you’re peering through a little camera hole you aren’t in an optimum runforyourfreakinglife position. I figured that one out when he/she let me snap a few shots, before jumping (they don’t have legs, yet they can jump?? NOT COOL!) like two feet into the nearest bush. I had a mild heart attack. Nothing major.