In the late evening usually between 8:30 and 9:30 pm, I go for a walk with the d.o.g. A few days ago, I started bringing a flashlight since I thought I might have seen a snake while walking a few days ago. Now, after just two days of walking with a flashlight, I saw this on the sidewalk right in front of me. I’m not a herpetologist, but to me, that looks like a young rattlesnake about to eat a small blue belly lizard. The picture was taken in the dark, on my extremely old Blackberry.
So here’s my question. If I’ve gone three years walking at night with no flashlight. How many of these have I walked right past with no problems at all? Sometimes, ignorance can be bliss.