Saturday, July 6, 2013

Camera Critters #274

This past week has been the hottest days of the year for central Oregon.  On one of the hottest days (a new record was set with a high temperature of 102), I packed up my saddlebags, hopped on the bicycle and headed to the ponds six miles north of town.

I normally see a wide variety of dragonflies, birds and on rare occasions, other critters.

As I walked the perimeter of the pond, stopping now and then to image something, I noticed something in the distance which my brain couldn’t reconcile.

As I got closer, I realized it was a Common Garter Snake cooling off in the water.  It’s head was poking through the surface scum on the pond with the rest of its body well out of the sun.

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7 comments:

Misty DawnS said...

Ha! What a neat 'capture'. I guess we all do what we gotta do to cope. :-)

Sophie A. said...

this is a great timing capture!

Have a nice weekend. :)

Pat said...

What a great capture!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative photo ~ another of nature's gems ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ Stay cool!

It's even hot on the coast of New England ~ almost a week of temps in the 90's ~ a bit unusual really.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative photo ~ another of nature's gems ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ Stay cool!

It's even hot on the coast of New England ~ almost a week of temps in the 90's ~ a bit unusual really.

Mama Zen said...

Now, that's hot!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

What a beautiful critter!