What scares you? Scarecrows? Angry Jack-o-lanterns? Graveyards? Adolescent Boys?
None of the above are frightening, although the latter have been known to give a parent their fair share of concern!
What about snakes? Did I say snakes?
This juvenile Black Rat Snake made an appearance this evening. He's trying to look scary for Halloween. Really, he's quite harmless, but can fool predators when he needs to. Just look at that face, that mouth wide open with hissing tongue. He's not poisonous and will not bite unless provoked. He will grow up to be as long as 8 feet and will eat small rodents such as mice, chipmunks, bats...even squirrels.
Little boys and Black Rat snakes are equally harmless...although, snakes won't turn your hair gray and give you wrinkles from worry.
Happy Halloween my friends.
--Today I am thankful for frightfully friendly fun on Halloween.
Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For 2 Day.
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