Monday, June 17, 2013
It all started on the river. We pulled the boat over so I could get out and stretch my legs. Of course the dog jumped out of the boat, onto the shoreline, and disappeared into the trees with a quickness that can't be registered on a wristwatch.
I ran after the pooch and found him yelping and pawing at a log. I walked over to grab him and saw a HUGE snake. The snake saw me and began to puff up in an attempt to look larger. It was quite a display...hissing followed the puffing and I knew that it would be a dumb idea to get any closer.
I went to the other side of the log to get a look from another angle. The snake's head periscoped over the log and he made intense eye contact with me, like he wanted to eat me. Of course, I ran away (dog in my arms) like a scared little baby.
I went home, did some research, and found out that it was a hognose snake. They're known for their impressive displays but not for being aggressive. Who knew?