A tiny green head


Not my snake, but a Durham rough green snake. By Patrick Coin (Patrick Coin) (Photograph taken by Patrick Coin) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5), via Wikimedia Commons

This happened a while back, on Thursday the 18th of September. We are riding from Carrboro, NC to Durham to get chicken and waffles. I am a slow rider. Cat, who is riding with me, is not, but she is willing to take the easy route along the American Tobacco Trail, which is green and leafy and shaded and nice.  Also there are the chicken and waffles at the end.

green snake ride

Bike route showing location of rough green snake sighting. The chicken and waffles can be found under the purple pin.

Right about where the blue route line crosses 54 she says “snake!” I stop quick, turn the bike, and go back to look for the alleged beastie, which was found quite quick despite it being very well camouflaged. It is a rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivus, hiding in the grass. Yup, snake in the grass. But it is a harmless snake, and a very pretty one. I picked it up, we had a good long look at each other (the snake and I, not Cat, who was waiting and mildly confused) , and let it go.

So now I need to needlepoint a rough green snake.

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