Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Not an Insect

As you all know, I am rarely scared of insects, even the kinda gross ones like the roaches and earwigs. I’m a little squeamish about some spiders and really hate centipedes, but this is about my worst nightmare:

rat snake

Black rat snake

Black snakes are THE most disturbing thing I have ever encountered. They disturb me to the very depths of my soul. However, when this black rat snake slithered out of the brush along the path, I didn’t feel my breath catch in my throat or my heartbeat increase instantly. Nope, I thought, “Wow! A snake! Something to photograph!” and actually went running after it to get a better shot. Apparently having a camera between me and a snake makes me entirely fearless!

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