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Sep '06

Snakes on a Trail

Yes I stole this title from a Complete Running post but well it was the perfect title and one must always have a perfect title for their post. Right?!?

Anyhow, Karen and I went hiking with her little runner rather than for a run on Sunday past. Yup, during our run we saw a snake. Karen was proud of me. Instead of running the other way screaming, I actually crept up real close to get a couple of great pictures. You can even see part of my shadow in the second shot. However when I saw it stick out its fangs I did back up a little and said out loud “That’s why my camera has zoom”. Karen laughed at me.

We had a great time and saw lots of other interesting things.

The hike was followed by a nice soak in the hot tub with Karen, Dianne and kids. After we were nicely marinated we relaxed inside and munched on Nachos. All in all it made for a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Even if it did include a “snake spotting”.


7 comments to “Snakes on a Trail”

  1. Jon in Michigan Says:

    Such beautiful country up there, Dawn. And I think that’s the first picture I’ve seen of Karen not in running gear.

  2. Nancy Toby Says:

    I’ll believe that bit about “sticking out its fangs” when I see the photo. I don’t think teensy garter snakes have fangs, do they?

  3. marty Roddy Says:

    I run on trails as much as I can and love nature sightings. I regualrly see cool birds and in the warm months see lots of snakes and local lizards. occasionally see rattlesnakes or brown bears and even a wolf once a year.

    In va we have some cool animals to find.
    Was in CA for the Angeles Crest 100 miler race as a crew member and during the day saw a coyote- pretty cool and several lizaeds and a few snakes- I didn’t recognize.
    Nice post.

  4. Linda Says:

    A wee gartersnake still makes me squeamish! I love the phot collage.

  5. Karen in Calgary Says:

    Last I checked, garter snakes don’t have fangs. I think you were imagining that part.

    I like the one of the path through the silvery bushes.

    No hot tub pictures. Did we all look too… marinated?

  6. Karen in Calgary Says:

    I just looked up local garter snakes – no fangs to speak of. Curious folks can find out more about the snake we saw here:

  7. *jeanne* Says: