I was walking in Alcyon Park when I noticed a fallen branch. Oh…not a branch at all…
…A long, rather large snake.
I thought at first he was not alive,
until I prodded him with the toe of my shoe. Yikes!
He didn’t appreciate that at all.
He continued to advance and coil, and I retreated…quickly.
He was at least four feet long.
Of course, I posted my pictures on Facebook.
Friends thought he might be a…
Rat snake, King Snake or a
I am not sure, I just know he was a “BIG” snake.
He/she retreated back into the woods.
I won’t be walking in there anytime soon.
After googling the names my Facebook friend suggested, and checking out the photographs on the sites I found, I am convinced he/she was an Eastern Black Rat Snake. This means he is a very good snake to have around. I’d rather have hundreds of this fellow living in the woods nearby, than have hundreds of rats and other destructive, disease-carrying rodents.
My slithery friend didn’t fall under any category I use for my blog, so I used my blogger’s prerogative, and took some creative license when I created the new category of “Phascination.” (fascination)