Today is a gorgeous day! The weather is just perfect, so after finishing all my homework for the day, I decided to take my dog to the Three Creeks Metro Park near my home. The only problem with this plan was that nature did not want us there. We arrived stretched our legs and took a chug of water and headed out. We walked over towards the “dog trail” and as we approached a huge Doe came out of the woods right at the trail head. Then two little baby deers came out too. They were gorgeous, the babies still had their spots and Mom was not looking to friendly. I continued to walk towards them with Katey, which did not notice them till we were about fifty yards from them. Momma Deer started tapping her foot, and I took that as a don’t come any closer signal and stopped. She continued to stare at me and so I decided to go on a different trail, but I kept looking behind me just in case. So we started down the Blacklick creek trial. It was nice, mostly hidden in the shade and just a glorious walk. Katey and I started getting tired towards the end, but I knew we were getting close. Then we got closer, and I noticed this tree limb on the trail above us, it seemed shaped funny and I continued to go on.
Then as we got closer I looked back down and it was not a tree limb. Okay so I STOPPED. I pushed my sun glasses off of my nose, and oh my goodness, it was not a tree limb but a snake! Not a nice looking snake. So I immediately sta
rting pulling Katey towards me and walking away. I got a good look at that thing and I wasn’t about to sit there and draw a pic
ture, but I know what I saw. I literally ran away! I haven’t ran in awhile, but I sure did run. Needless to say we walked back over th
e rest of the trail we had already came through and we were dead by the time we got back to the car. When I got home I jumped on Google, and wow is all I have to say. Guess what that snake was!!! It was a Timber Rattlesnake!!! Of all the things I want to see in nature that would be of my top things I would rather never ever see in the wild. Needless to say, I doubt it will be too soon before I go back for another walk without my husband who knows more about nature than me. I’m a city girl and I am totally happy with that! I hope you all having a safe summer! What would you do if you saw a snake in the middle of the trail?