Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Slithery Things!

                                                                    Iowa  Prairie Kingsnake

Our Spring has brought slithery things of various sizes out...This is the largest one I have seen so far, the little ones have been in the 6" - 8" range and a different species in our tall grass around the homestead.

Caught this particular creature laying long ways across the county road in the westbound lane as I headed into a little town of 239 souls....more or less. It decided that maybe the coil would be safer when a few vehicles started encroaching on it's solitude. I was the first to so rudely  interrupt the glorious fore-noon sunbath.