2014-04-11

Totem animal

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Snok
© NF Photo 130818

If I have a totem animal this snake would be it. I have on several occasion's had pleasant encounters with the species. They are not poisonous. Only dangerous for fish and small animals. I have seen it catching fish twice. And when I had the kayak I sometimes had them swimming beside it.
They seem curious and intelligent. Once I was tanning on a rock when I felt somebody looking at me. Raising my head I found one of them right in front of me. Looking at me as to checking out what I was. We stared at each other for a while, then it left.

This time of year they come out and lay in the sun to warm themselves up. There are lots of them then.
I hope nobody was uncomfortable from this post.

Saturdays critters
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10 comments:

  1. Amazing, in the first shot they look a tangled mess. I am happy to hear they are not poisonous.. Great shots! Thank you for sharing your post with the critter party. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Snakes do love to soak up the warm sunshine this time of year.

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  3. that second shot is incredible. can you handle these snakes since they're not poisonous? i would have loved watching them follow the kayak... have a great weekend~

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  4. Kayaks & Snakes Yikes! I loved the snake photos! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. Herlig!
    Ormer er hyggelig, særlig de som ikke har gift!

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  6. I don't think I'd be so calm seeing one in real life, but your photos are very nice!

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  7. HI Wonderful critter post at a distance!

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  8. Sadly, I am afraid of all snakes...even Buddy’s Mildred...our resident black snake. She is sososso big. Your shots are great, but I am glad you were taking them and not me.

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