Road-ride rescues

Rat snake on the Capital Trail. Not a great picture, because it would not cooperatively stay still. But we were encouraging it off the trail and (hopefully) out of harm’s way anyway.

Earlier this spring, on another ride, I came across a black racer. They are another “black snake,” but much more aggressive/defensive (yeah, I wrote a story on there’s-no-such-thing-as-a-“blacksnake“). As I tried to prod it off the road, it kept coiling and whipping it’s raised head around to face off with me. After the fact, I wished that I had thought to video this standoff, but at the time I was mostly concerned that we were both impeding traffic (albeit on a scenic byway along the river where traffic is supposed to keep to the 25-and-under speed limit).



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