Friday, April 8, 2011

WATER SNAKE REUNION

WATER SNAKE REUNION
This is the first two (albeit bad) pics of my water snake of this year. He was 6 inches from my foot for over 5 minutes before he bolted! That's stealth, and I had already tapped all around the area with a stick.

2 Snakes in as many days---Spring and Life are awakening!

This guys was on a small island about the size of the seat on a kitchen char. I tapped around with a stick as a precaution before I jumped to it. I squatted down and played with this Brad New Emerging Dragonfly---also the first of the year. I left the Island and returned a few minuteds later, to see if he lived. Alas--He didn't make it!.
This was when THE SNAKE- after all that time  bolted, a mere 6 inches from my bare ankle! I changed my depends........
 Pics are of poor quality as it is hard to take underwater shots with my dinky camera. Plus I was too dang close. He is Non-venomous- but very aggresive and can pack a pretty good strike and bite! He's about 4- 41/2 ft long. Love the tiny flash of light in the mid left from his eye!

Can you follow is body? It's about 4-8 inches deep there.
"THE DRAGON THAT DID NOT FLY" 
 
EMERGING FROM COCOON
Barely struggling anymore.
This is why I jumped to the Island- to watch the Birth of a Dragonfly--he didn't make it because of that terrible storm we had. He was still struggling to get his head from his cocoon winter home. But you could tell he was damaged.
Isn't Nature Awesome!

Taps..and a moment of silence- followed by FLY over!



UNLUCKY FROG OR WHAT? OR, LUCKY ANTS-DEPENDING ON PERSPECTIVE!

HIT BY CAR IN PUDDLE
NOTICE THE SAND GRAINS FROM THE MUD PUDDLE ALMOST LOOKING LIKE HIS SKIN! Aunts hard at work--uncles at home watching nature channel!



LOVE YOU ALL

JMc