I know, I know, some of you all absolutely hate snake pictures, but you've got to admit this is pretty cool! It's hard to get a picture of a rattler who comes up to look you square in the eye and snap the shot before he moves off!
Most times they are sleeping, or moving away from you, but to get ready to strike? That's cool. Isn't it?
No snakes or photographers were harmed in this shot. :) Thankfully. (Especially for the photographer--me.)
I've been to my local zoo four times now. The first two times with friends who did NOT want to visit the snakes. The third time I went alone and didn't even think about going. But when the kids were with me, I walked right by it and my daughter said, "Don't you want to see the snakes?"
Well, they had some interesting ones and a really neat crocodile. :) I'll share his picture later.
Don't you think it's fun to be able to look this guy in the eye and know he can't hurt you?
Have a super wonderful Saturday while I write some more about Tom!!!
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality!"