This is my funny snake story that happened today. Yeah, it was a scary snake. I live on a dirt road where people have cattle, horses, etc. Well, there are also other critters on occasion. I've seen tarantulas on the cacti and we've had an occasional javelina (wild boar) in the backyard snacking on things. We've got hawks, turkey buzzards, coyotes and other fun stuff. But nothing is scarier (in my opinion) than a snake. Now I've not seen many since we've lived on my street (almost 8 years). I've had maybe four sightings. Today I was driving about 5 miles an hour down the road and approaching our house. My mind was drifting like it usually does. My son said, "Mom, watch out for the snake." I looked on the road and sure enough there was what appeared to be a bull snake creeping along the ground. Without thinking, I screamed like a banshee and took my feet off the car floor. Yep, I'm driving and my feet are INSIDE the car where the snake can't even touch me. My son yelled, "Mom, you're going to run over it!" Of course I then hit the brakes. He hops out of the car to make sure the snake is okay! He's terrified of spiders (even daddy longlegs) but he's checking on the snake's welfare. Silly kid. I guess it did get away before I squished it. He saw it slithering off unscathed. LOL!
Here are some pictures I took of blooming cacti in my yard. The middle picture isn't showing the blooms just yet, but when they do flower, the color is a pretty hot pink shade. Hope you enjoyed the nature shots.