Saturday, August 9, 2008
Camera Critters #18
The critters I want to show you this week are going to freak out my friend, Lisa.
The first is one I ran into at Leaming's Run Gardens a while back. I was walking along the path near the gazebo when I heard someone calling to me. An elderly couple had gone down this path earlier, crossed a little bridge across the stream, and were calling from the other side. They wanted to warn me "Be careful!" They had seen a snake crawling onto the bridge. That's all they had to tell me. I hurried right over there to see it, much to their dismay. And there it was, sunning itself on the railing. Posed very nicely for me. I think it's a hognose.
The second one came indoors to get warm. Same friend, Lisa, and I used to work together. She called me on the phone while I was at lunch. Back I went. Lisa was up on a counter. Snake was curled happily in the hallway. (It doesn't really have two heads. It just looks that way because of the pattern in the carpet.)
Misty Dawn is our host at Camera Critters. Thanks to her you will find many other pictures - most of them much more cuddly than these - at this site.