Fear or Fascination?
I didn't know which one I felt when I saw these in one day.
|This tiny snake caught in a sticky trap.|
|baby diamondback rattlesnake.|
Found this dead that afternoon when I opened the double door going outside. It was lying on it's back just inches away from my feet. The poor thing probably ate a poison or something. It was not fun seeing it next to me.
Still freaking out at the sight of baby rattlesnake I looked to my right and found this. I felt surrounded. Those white granules are poison that exterminators scatter all over the place.
Though dead and small, these desert babies freaked me out big time when i saw them inches away from my feet in one day. I guess i cant truly experience AZ without them. Summer and monsoon season is when these creepy crawlers most are most active. They would come out at night, specially the scorpions to hunt for food. More bugs means, there are scorpions. More scorpions could mean there could be snakes. Small snakes could mean there might be a bigger snake! Snakes could draw birds like hawk.
This is the desert life I am not used to yet. Though this experience made me a little paranoid, I learned something about myself.
I don't shriek like a girl.
Top of it all, I am thankful God kept me safe.