Totem animal

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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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  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!

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

  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~

  4. Fina bilder! Ormar är vackra.

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

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

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

  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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