I stepped out onto the front porch this morning to retrieve a pair shoes I had left there covered in burrs from the weekend to wear to work today. I even had the thought that I should bang them out in case a scorpion or two had taken refuge in them from the cold and rain. Silly me. A scorpion was the least of my concern, I realized, as I looked to my left and saw this.
That's a rat snake, folks, on the stone wall by my door jamb. Now you know I take my camera almost everywhere, but I didn't have it when I got my shoes. I grabbed my iPad and went back out to take some photos, but they didn't come out clear, so I grabbed my camera and went back out a third time to get these shots. Each time I went out he was closer to my door and and further down the wall.
Scorpions. Ha. Funny that my neighbor texted me just last week about snakes climbing her brick.