Friday, July 12, 2013

unwelcome guest

baby copperhead
After a week of daily thunderstorms the sun broke through midday and I was able to get in a swim which was mostly pool cleaning.

Just as I reached up onto  the deck for my float I noticed this little bugger hunkered down under it.

I knew him for the dangerous character he was immediately but, at only a foot long, no great threat if respected.

 With Colin's help I caught him in the pool net and we let him go over the fence into the woods where he should conduct his snakely business down by the creek.

2 comments:

tiedyejudy said...

OMG... I think my heart would have stopped! We get garter snakes here very occasionally, but nothing lethal, thank goodness! Good that you could catch and release safely!

Jeannie said...

Oh! Oh! Oh!!!! Living in rattlesnake country, I know exactly what your heart did when you spotted it. Glad you have an area for it to carry on its snakey duties. :)