I spied this Black Ratsnake while on my morning walk yesterday. Fortunately, the dogs were in the house, out of the heat.
Black snakes are not harmful and this poor thing was scared to death.
Notice how when startled, it freezes and wrinkles itself into a series of kinks. This snake has only one thing on its mind-retreat!
Given enough space, time, and reassuring words it does exactly that.
Doesn't everyone talk to snakes?
Yes, I know they're deaf.
Are you grossed out yet?
Well, I also saw this scat on the driveway.
Yes, this is a collage of poop!
I thought it might be fox poop, but I've been told it looks more like bear.
It contains blackberry and blueberry seeds.
Click to enlarge.
Any poop experts out there?
Remember, just because you eat it,
doesn't make you an expert!