Twenty-four hours later, a similar encounter, only this time on our West Walker Street sidewalk a short distance from the LC police station.
acted much like a moccasin, refusing to yield the right of way. I was afraid that some hapless soul would come jogging down the sidewalk in the dark and get struck by it, so it had to clear the area. I was compelled to put a bit of a beatin' on it before it would agree to return to the retention pond. (He's OK though. Just a bruised ego.)
So I saw two big snakes in the space of two days - why? Well, the rains have been good this summer and wildlife is flourishing as a result. We have quite a robust collection of juvenile hoppy toads (Bufo bufo) and they enjoy cruising on concrete surfaces, which brings out the snakes.
|They tend to do a lot of this when environmental conditions are favorable. And then they get eaten by other things.|
Screengrabbed from Wikipedia.
|Ah, memes... who thinks of this stuff?!|