A Beautiful but Deadly Visitor

I was going through my photo’s and came across these from about a year ago. This “little” guy (3+ metres) came for a leisurely stroll through our backyard. Little did we know that he had deadly intentions.

After checking out the lower deck and the dog beds, he slithered up the side driveway and then up one of our massive trees. Watching him climb was fascinating. He gracefully slid up the tree holding on with just the last metre of his tail. The rest of him just moved upwards. What strength they must have in their bodies.

The reason for his tree climb – the family of possums that lived up there. We didn’t see the snake again – but we did find 2 baby possums dead on the ground over the next couple of days. He must have gone up there and taken the mother leaving the babies to perish. Very sad – but that is Mother Nature at work….

I wonder how big he is now and if he will pay us another visit before hibernating this winter????

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New photo’s uploaded

I was doing a bit of a clean out of my photo files and came across some of the beautiful family of deer that came to visit us during our 2012/2013 holiday to USA. It was the last night at our cabin on the frozen lake at Moosehead, Maine. I just happened to be looking out the front window when down the driveway walk a family of about 5 deer. So I grabbed my camera and quietly headed outside. They were so trusting and came up very close – not trusting enough to be hand fed but close enough. You can see the photo’s on my Photo Gallery page.