On the way to work Friday morning, I saw something in the road that I thought was a brown snake. As I got closer, I could see that it was a small tree branch. I drove on another block and saw something else on the road in the distance; thinking it must be a branch too. But as I got closer to it, it began to move in a sinuous manner.......a long black snake with white markings and a triangular-shaped head (which usually signifies a poison snake).
I stopped the car and grabbed my camera, and the snake obligingly stopped and posed for me, but as I snapped that photo, he began to move again, getting very close to my car. I pondered closing the window - thinking he might be able to spring up toward me, but since he wasn't coiled, I chanced another shot - after zooming the lens as much as I could. He's an ugly sight - trust me. I'd show you, but I left my camera at work (I hope that's where it is). Photos to come over the weekend. Have a good one.