This past weekend I suggested K and I take a hike...literally. It's a several hour drive to a real wildlife refuge anywhere near us, so we went online looking for something....anything....closer to home. Lo and behold we found that our city has a 200 acre nature preserve just 3 miles from where we live. WHO KNEW?
It was a very civilized hike, but still pleasant. The only wildlife we saw were one lizard and this CopperRattlerMoccasin:
Actually I'm not sure what it was, but I don't think it was a pit viper as the head wasn't the right shape. He was in a dried-up creek bed, no doubt out for a casual stroll (slither?) on a warm sunny day just like we were. "Live and let live", as they say.