Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Snake in the grass
The easiest way for me to get onto the public footpaths around here, is to go across our fields at the back of the house. This is great for the most part, but at this time of year when the grass is getting long like this
and ready to be cut for hay, there are two reasons why I pick another route.
One is that even on a dry day but it has been raining the day before, or there is dew about, walking through the arching wet grass is like going through a car wash. Then anyone I meet on the dry footpath must wonder why I'm wet through!
The other reason, is that I'm scared there may be some kind of wildlife lurking in the grass. Up until today I was thinking along the lines of frogs (for jumping out unexpectedly) or treading on something that was alive like an hedgehog or indeed a frog. Ugh, I shuddered just thinking about it!
But now I've got something else to think about, because today my husband found this shedded snake skin in the field
I don't know what kind of snake it's from but it's a lovely thing, it even has eyes
I'm definitely not walking through there until the grass has been cut!