Too many summers ago to count, my husband and I camped in Arcadia National Park, Maine. We didn’t have children but we did have a small white poodle named Fifi. Fifi came along on every excursion. One afternoon we hiked the trail to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. Well into the hike I spotted a snake on the side of the trail. I bolted with Fifi at my heels. A few minutes later Daniel came walking up the trail wondering why Fifi and I had left him behind. Trying to be as composed as possible I told him about the snake. Snakes would create in me flight not fight! Fast forward to today. Our daughters are grown and we have small white dog named Maddie.
Snakes create in Maddie fight not flight.
Maddie will alert me when she finds a snake in the garden. It’s not so much a bark, as a yelp. Thanks to Maddie I no longer flee when a snake is near. Instead when I hear the yelp I run for the camera and then to the snake.
Maddie and the Snake
Another snake that lives at Valley View is the gentle spirited Northern Ringneck. These small creatures can be found sunning themselves on shale slopes on the property.
Tomorrow part two of “I Do Like Spiders and Snakes – Redux”.
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