Morning Walk, June 17, 2011

Two morning walks this week and other than the sweat, not much wildlife was seen.  Several reasons for this are daytime temps are over a hundred, the moon is full and if the deer move, they move at night and probably the most important, we are still under a severe drought.  We haven’t had much rain in over a year, we’ve sold all the cattle because there’s no grass and even the Johnson grass in the field has stopped growing!

On my walk on the 14th, Tuesday, one deer, a doe, stopped in the middle of the road and let me get this “shot”.

But during my walk this morning I spied a really different snake, one that I’d never seen before and didn’t even know of the breed.  Taking these “shots” of it, as soon I got home I Yahoo’d it and came up with this answer from  “The typical ringneck snake is between 10 and 15 inches in length and quite thin. The various subspecies are dark gray on top and yellow to orange underneath, with the slender yellow and sometimes orange ring encircling the neck.”  Now I know that this kind of snake lives around here and at least it doesn’t bite!

Yes, I Yahoo’d it instead of Googling because I heard this morning on Fox News that  Google had been caught kicking back money to obama’s campaign!  They have denied it, of course!