Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Watch your step.....

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.



  1. I'm glad I don't live in a snake area... I hate snakes! We REALLY had to watch our step when we lived in the Philippines....

  2. Awesome! Feeling the urge for a hike but the weather here is not right, will have to wait till winter for a wilderness hike but I'm planning a beach hike next month.

    One of the state parks on the coast is always secluded, even in the summer months.

  3. It was super fun - will be doing it again :)

  4. Not sure I like snakes either. Last time I saw a snake I picked it up with a stick and showed it to my daughter. It was a copperhead. Not a happy camper either...