September 6, 2010

Don't Tread on Me!

Yesterday I was out for a medium distance run in El Moro state park.  As I was running along a single track section I turned a corner and whoa!  Boy was I close to treading on this girl!  At first I thought she was dead because she was completely still, but then I noticed her tongue slithering in and out of her mouth.   I quickly pulled out my camera and starting shooting in high speed burst mode to capture any movement.  I don't think she wanted to be on camera because as soon as started filming she began rattling rather loudly and quickly made her way to the bushes.

Here is what I saw.


Asha said...

That is one big snake! Wow. Glad you didn't step on it... I've almost stepped on a couple at Lake Murray. I hear their population is growing, but who knows if that's true.

Rachel said...

yikes! close call!

EricG said...

Wow. That's a big one. I nearly stepped on a baby in Death Valley back in July and that scared me. Cool video.

Unknown said...

I love it that your first reaction was to reach for your camera! Most other people would have pooped themselves and ran the other way.

Tread carefully