This and That

April 8, 2010

Guess What?

Went for an evening walk today. Usually I go during the middle of the day or around 2pm. Today went with a friend at around 4:30pm.  It is a nice hike around our workplace. Since we were going in the evening, the hills were alive. We saw wild flowers, bunnies, birds, squirrels and bunch of beetles. We were surprised with the amount of critters roaming around today. Then we were engrossed in our talk and I stopped suddenly and I look ahead, there it was a 2-3 feet rattle snake. Probably a baby (apparently babies are more aggresive.), lying across the trial. We both were speechless for a minute. Another 2 steps, I would have stepped on the snake.  Still don’t know what stopped me. After taking a good look, we returned back without finishing the loop. Didn’t want try stepping over it. Snakes give me the heebie jeebies! Anyway, allz well that ends well! And, finally I got to see a rattle snake in wild!!  Yay!!

ps 1. Looks like husband’s is not lucky. If he was, I would have stepped on the rattler and he could have finally got rid of me!
ps 2. Should carry at least a cellphone camera on these hikes to capture the flora and the fauna or to call 911(Endha puththil endha paambu irukkumo… It is better to be careful..)


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