On my way to the car after the heron, some frogs, a turtle, and a plain nice day to be out, I stopped one more time to check Poor Farm Swamp Pond for what might be out there. As I approached something moved and I saw this Northern Water Snake-Nerodia sipedon where it stopped just short of the pond’s edge. I noticed the reflection of the day with its blue sky and the surrounding trees in the snake’s eye and scales.
For snake-o-phobics, aka ophidiophobia or Indiana Jones one big fear, there is nothing lovely here. But the color and reflection I find attractive. These snakes are not at all aggressive although I would not poke one in the nose with a finger. Generally they will just move away if you get too close.