Tuesday, 27 August 2013
I know I am in a minority but I was delighted to find this scaly neighbour curled up next to the house a couple of evenings ago. Once I had convinced my husband that it was a snake and not a rock we walked quietly up to it and took photos. We stood near the snake for between 10 and 15 minutes, trying different camera settings and light levels, talking quietly to each other and moving around to get different angles. During the entire process the snake showed absolutely no aggression at all, no rattling, no strike position, just a relaxed, peaceful snake and it wasn't because it was cold - far from it. Lesson to take away, if these snakes are treated respectfully, they intend us no harm. And my goodness, they are spectacularly beautiful.