Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eeeek snakes!

I do not like snakes. They creep me out. I know many will not hurt me. I still do not like them. We have a lot of snakes around here and I like to trail run. Therefore, I see a lot of snakes.

Tuesday night I saw one of these. A harmless gopher snake. I screamed like a girl when it came slithering out of the bushes. Jeffrey can attest to this.

Last night on my run I came across a large fat ugly snake. I have no idea what kind, but it was alive and I did not stop to check him out. I jumped about 5 feet in the air and hightailed it out of his way. My heartrate got right up to where I wanted it without any effort on my part!

This morning on my bike ride - nice big fat snake on the road. Only this one was squished. Ewwwww!

I see a lot of these marks on the running trails - snake slithering marks. If you run on trails in snake country watch where your feet are landing!