Enjoy walking with us down to the lake.. keep an eye out not to step on a rattle snake - they are sluggish in winter and dont rattle to warn you..
In the United States 99% of all snakebites are caused by so called pitvipers - a family of snake encompassing rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins (cottonmouth snakes). All these pitvipers are present in Florida.
They are called pitvipers because they have pits between their eyes and nostrils allowing them to sense their prey.
About 50% of fatalities from snake bites in the US are from the eastern and western rattlesnake. There are plenty of eastern rattlesnakes in Florida and as their bite can be fatal, they pose a severe threat.
It scares me silly when Gary goes galloping across the scrub!... he'd probably think it was something to play with if he found one....
Anyway I'll see you tomorrow for some romance!
|Not a bad view to walk down to...|
|Gary's favourite pee tree... thought you'd like that!|
|Which way handsome?|
|We overlook Little Lake Nellie... across the tree line is Lake Nellie|
|Something smells good!|
|Gary's friend Ohio.. and when I say friend.. she comes to my front door and paws it for Gary to come out.. that's friendship!|