Let me tell you a "tail" of a sneaky snake surprise.
So there MOM and I were enjoying an extra long hike on Saturday. We did not get to go last week because MOM worked to much and she had to spend all of last Saturday in Salt Lake at a meeting.
I got to wade in a pond and get a cool drink, scan for fishes.
While I was dipping my toes in the water this goose family swam over to me. They were real friendly. MOM is always so surprised that the birds are not afraid of me. Now we don't touch nose to beak butt they get real close. Those little gooses are so so cute.
We took in all the beauty that surrounded us. Right here at this spot MOM took the time to pray, give thanks, meditate. She likes to do that on our hikes. I like it too. Butt as you can see I am ready to continue our adventure. Had I know what lie ahead I might have opted to stay a bit longer in this spot.
Cool big birds sored over head. Our friends over at Aof4 think it is a Cormorant! How cool is that?!
Oh I was so happy to be out with my MOM. It was a beautiful day, just perfect. THEN... right after the above photo was taken I was running along and BAM!! I fell in a hidden hole. You know a hole in the ground that is covered with grass and leaves and sticks. I hurt my right leg. Oh did it hurt. MOM rushed to me got me out of the hole, checked me over. Nothing was broken, butt it hurt. We hobbled along for a bit. Then she carried me. After a while my 87 pounds got a bit heavy so she put me down to rest. After a bit I got up and was able to walk, but with a limp. So we moved on headed back to the Blazer.
We still had to go through some thick stuff, butt I was feeling better, we took it slow however.
We stopped every so often to take it all in, to rest my leg. I told MOM I was fine, butt she was being all mother like and wanted me to take my time. Sheeeesh, a little fall in a hidden hole cannot hold the Goose back. Butt I humored her and rested my leg every so often.
Then I heard something behind me. It was my MOM. I think I heard her say something like "CRAP!" or "Oh Crap". Those may not have been the exact words, butt it's close. Then there was the sound of breaking twigs and rustling leaves and scurrying.
Seems my MOM stopped to pick up a little piece of trash on the ground (why do people just toss stuff wherever? Even way in the woods we find stuff and we were not even on a trail). When she reached for it the ground MOVED!
This sneaky snake gave my MOM a big surprised. He/she was right by the trash and she must have thought it was a stick. It moved, my MOM push back on her heels, fell back on her butt and she kept pushing backwards to get distance between her and the sneaky snake.
I came a runnin' lightning fast! No sore leg was going to stop this Goose from getting to his MOM! When I got to her I gave her kisses and asked her 87 questions about what happened. She picked herself up, looked in the area where the snake was, took a few pictures of it (she wanted to know what kind it was). MOM then dusted herself off. As we stood there, I whined a little bit, MOM thought it was because of my hurt leg. What I was really whining about was I noticed my MOM was hurt. I poked my nose on her butt. She yelped a little. Turns out she had cut her tushie. MOM said I could not take a picture of her gluetiusmaxius to show you the damage.
So I drew you a little picture of her injury. She had to get 6 stitches on her right cheek. (snicker snicker).
Seriously we are all OK. Although MOM said she will not be riding her bike for a little while.
And HEY you, Sneaky Snake, I'll be looking for you. Take a good look at me up here. If you scare my MOM again this just might be the last thing you see. Of course I will first give you the chance to slither away. You stay out of our way and we will stay out of your way.