Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Rare Sighting


The rare and elusive Alberta Snow Snake in repose.

Thanks, Hilary. The snake is pleased.




25 comments:

Miz said...

frick :)
Im so gullible Im sitting here thinking:

COOL! VERY. Wait. IS SHE PULLING MY LEG? It does look like a snake. Is she joking??

(repeat)

David Cranmer said...

Ha! You had me looking and scrutinizing.

David Barber said...

Same here! I've never had my nose so close to my screen inspecting something!! HA!! Nice one, Leah.

What is it anyway?

Leah J. Utas said...

Miz, it's just a bit of fun.

David C., it does look realistic, doesn't it?

David B., thanks. It's snow drooping off a downed tree. I thought it looked cool.

Virginia Lee said...

Goob. But yeah, I chortled.

Leah J. Utas said...

Glad you did, VL.

Dawn said...

Haha...TOO funny:) And the only reason I never fell for it was because IF I knew or even thought these things existed in our Alberta- I would never venture into my woods;))
Love it! I'm going to show it to my boys when they wake up:)

the Bag Lady said...

Excellent capture of the elusive Alberta Snow Snake, cousin! That's one of the best I've seen.

Fortunately, the Alberta Snow Snake isn't poisonous, and is easily dispatched! (All one needs is a quick kick and it will be destroyed.)

(and I'm chuckling over some of the comments!)

Ron Scheer said...

Should have guessed this was coming after your snipe pic...

Leah J. Utas said...

Dawn, thanks. I'm not scared of snakes, but if these really existed I would probably stay in the truck to take the pic.

Thank you, Bag Lady. We were lucky to spot it and so glad it was resting.

Ron, I never really thought of it, but I see what you mean.

Laurita said...

Ha! Very cool. It does look quite a bit like a snake.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Laurita. It was quite something.

Reb said...

Excellent capture Leah. Love some of the other comments ;)

Leah J. Utas said...

Why thank you, Reb. They're such shy critters. I was lucky to find it.

bunnygirl said...

What a cool pic. I wonder what it is, really, underneath that snow.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Bunnygirl. It's just snow. It slumped in the melt then froze again.

messymimi said...

How neat! I didn't know that snow could do that.

Very good pic.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Messymimi.

Hilary said...

Oh nicely done! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Hilary.

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh my goodness, look at that ... love it! Great pic ... and congrats on the POTW!

Out on the prairie said...

I'm hoping all are safe and no pets are missing.

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

That's cool! Congrats on POTW.

Country Girl said...

* snort *

Good one!

Leah J. Utas said...

Kelly H-Y - thanks.

Out On The Prairie--everyone's accounted for.

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire--thanks.

Country Girl- glad you got a laugh.