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.
Misty Dawn’s Camera Critter Meme is a great way see critters the world over. Go to the homepage here to see more. Then join the fun and add your own.