Walking along a countryside pond, I was looking for something interesting to capture on camera. And spotting movement in the water, I thought it might be a fish or tadpole.
But, on focusing the lens I realised it was a snake 🐍. A moment for excitement—the first time I had seen a snake swim!
Later, my husband identified it as a Rat Snake. A harmless variety. And I fell to thinking, “What if I were to encounter a snake right on my path?” I know I should jump out of my skin—and instead of the snake shedding its skin, I should have gone and done it 😉