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Uploaded: 08/24/20 7:51 PM GMT
The Water Snake
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During my recent visit to the calendar garden, this water snake showed himself. Kyle who works there told me they are aggressive, and I had to step back a couple of times because he would slither right towards me. I think this fits Manic Monday, Lol!

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08/24/20 9:21 PM GMT
I think Panic Monday would be more like it Tigz. At first I thought its name was Kyle.
Good shot under the circumstances.
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08/24/20 9:46 PM GMT
OH YUCK! I'm not a snake lover but you got a great shot and you are braver than I!
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08/24/20 10:30 PM GMT
That is right...PANIC MONDAY. I've had encounters with different snakes and I have to say I'm just not that fond of them...especially the aggressive ones. Good shot Sandi and I hope you had the telephoto lens.
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08/24/20 11:40 PM GMT
Guess I would have stepped back and run like heck. Glad you got the photo hope you didn't stick around after that. Good job.
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08/24/20 11:52 PM GMT
This is as close as I care to get to the water snake. Glad you got the photo.
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08/25/20 6:41 AM GMT
I don't like to meet such a critter in person, Sandi. If they have a reaction speed and have the poisoning capability like 'common' snakes, stepping back would even be too late. I admire your courage.
Good 'action shot' (😜), perfect for Manic Monday (F).
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08/25/20 9:23 AM GMT
I think I would be Manic too...Good one...R.
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08/25/20 2:10 PM GMT
Northern water snake. Looks a LOT like the poisonous cottonmouth, but it doesn't have a slit in the eyes as the cottonmouths do. Still, I wouldn't come that close to make the identification.
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Jeff Hamilton
08/25/20 3:17 PM GMT
Oh my goodness, superb photo of this snake, you are very brave, I would have headed in the opposite direction... good details and setting.
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08/25/20 4:06 PM GMT
Oh yes Sandi this fits "manic Monday" or even "Panic Monday" Sandi. Well taken photo of this dangerous snake.
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08/26/20 12:50 AM GMT
That works for me Tigs!! A great closeup of your garden buddy:):) What an amazing creature:)
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