She has been running here and running there and gardening and...and....and doing all manner of things that needed to be done.
She went to the summer pasture today (where she was camping last weekend) to visit the friends who are still camped there. When she got out of her truck in order to open the gate, she caught a glimpse of something out of the corner of her eye. When she looked again, she realized she had almost stepped on this:
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Her immediate reaction? "Holy crap...that's a snake!"
The Bag Lady is not a screamer - she is not prone to hysterics or dramatics, but being that close to a snake gave her the willies! He (she? it?) stayed absolutely motionless, which allowed the Bag Lady to gather her wits enough to pull out her camera so she could share the experience with you!
For those of you who are not acquainted with snakes, this is (as far as the Bag Lady knows) a Red-sided Garter snake. The most common snake in North America. You can't see them in this particular photo, but there were red marks along the side of it's body. The Bag Lady knows this because she poked it with a piece of grass to get it to move so she could get back in her truck! When it moved, she could see the red marks. ~~shudder~~ The Bag Lady doesn't like snakes.
She just wanted to share this experience with you. Hope you appreciate it!