Thursday, February 1, 2007

Theme day - what annoys you about your city?

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Well, wouldn’t you be annoyed to be strolling on a well traveled pathway and have a snake emerge from the ground in front of you? I know, it’s just a rat snake (so as long as you're not a rat, you should be OK ;-), but jeez….

Welcome to the flip side of Paradise ;-)

21 comments:

Olivier said...

on a le meme probleme à Evry, on a des orvets ;o) J'aimerais pas rencontrer un serpent pendant mes promenades....remarque un alligator non plus, mais à Evry cela va ;o)

there is the same problem with Evry, one has Anguis fragilis ;O) I would not like to meet a snake during my walks.....
notice an alligator either, but in Evry that goes ;O)

Jing said...

wow...:P
snake!!
dont let me walk on such road....i am afraid of it, though i am snake.
Isabella, are you the rat?? i mean according to the Chinese Zodiac...:P
dog year will over just in 17 days...the pig will arrive.
:D

jing

Chris & Deb said...

In this case I'd be annoyed and quite frankly whimpering up a tree.
The fact that you captured this image so clearly (mine would be panic-induced-blurry), is admirable!

Hamilton said...

Rather that than some politicians.....

Olivier said...

Pour repondre à ta question Est-Ouest à Evry, j'ai rajouter une petite maison sur la carte d'evry pour faire voir ou j'habite ;o)

To answer your East-West question with Evry, I have to add a small house on the chart of evry to show or I live ;O)

~tanty~ said...

Oh wow! In that case I will never walk in the pathway *afraid mode ON*

Keropok Man said...

yikes a snake! arrghh...

Shorty said...

Rat or not I'd probably run the other way. If I had seen it that is. I've trained my eagle eye to watch out for scorpions and spiders, but I'm not sure how good I would be at spotting snakes.

Felicia said...

Great catch!Ewww, yucky snakes!

Ben said...

Lucky us, we do not have any snake.
BTW. Nice photo.

Lessie said...

Oh, my gosh! Is that a REAL snake? You are so brave! I would have died before getting close enough to take that picture! Nasty things! Yes, the flipside of paradise. I'm going to go jump in the shower now!

Frank said...

I've heard the expression, "Snake in the Grass", but, Isabella, really!
I wonder if you have lots of "missing" people in your area?
If you invite people to visit, do they accept?

Dsole said...

yiiiiuuuuuckkkk... that's real? oh oh... -............
I like the green plant next to that errrrrr snakeee :S

Victoria said...

Awww...I love snakes! In fact I spend my summers as a naturalist with a trusty kingsnake teaching local kids about how great they are.

I'll refrain from the lecture about how beneficial they are to the environment, and how most are absolutely harmless, etc...(all of my friends hear it every single time they say "ew snake!" :))

Victoria said...

BTW, I think that little guy is adorable! With his little head poking up to see what is going on! So cute. But then again I'm biased in his favor.

Sally said...

Nah, I'd be thrilled I live soemwhere that wildlife still inhabit! And that it appeared right there for you to take a lovely photo ;-)

Fay said...

Geez, this is not so much about being annoying but rather about being scaring!

Kim said...

Great capture! That's not an easy shot to get, I imagine. I imagine rat snakes help rid your area of rodents. That's a good thing to have around.
-Kim

Rauf said...

Had a similar experience recently Isabella. Good that you did not panic and went for your camera.

Carlos said...

Great capture. Lucky it was not a rat tle snake

Kuanyin said...

I guess I had better get with the program as I didn't even know Thursday was supposed to be theme day. How do you know what's the theme for the week?