Spring seems to have sprung, at least here in Florida. People are outside again, working on lawns, planting new flowers and smiling because the sun is shinning after such a long cold winter. I had a fight with a snake today, another sign that spring is here. I almost walked on him as he was laying on top of my back steps when I went out with the dogs, and I'm always bare foot. The dogs played attack, until I could put them back in the house, and at that point he was trying to go in the house with them. Luckily for me, he didn't make it inside. I proceeded to chase him off with a broom, and in my lifetime, I've never seen such an aggressive snake. No matter how far I chased him with the broom and or threw him if I could, he actually leapt off the ground and kept lunging back at me. I finally got him all the way to the waters edge and hoped he'd swim away, but all he did was keep an eye on me, even when I'd walked far away. One of my neighbors who was apparently watching through her binoculars said this snake probably has a nest under my steps. Oh Joy... I have narrowed the species down to a non venomous breed and I hope it stays somewhere else.. I normally would have a photo at this point, but it was a long fight, and I was spent by the time I got him into the pond.
2 months ago