Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Walking the Fence Line




Walking the fence line the other day gave me an opportunity to spend some time outdoors. I had my trusty camera with me and took a few pictures. Hope you enjoy them!


Along the way I saw a nice yucca plant that was blooming with some white flowers.





It was pretty hot outside and so I stopped at a shady spot to get out of the sun for a while.




I'm always looking for different things in nature and on the way back to the house I came across some snake sign.




It took a little searching but I soon found a visitor slithering around next to the house.

Take some time to enjoy the outdoors and increase your bushcraft skills. There are a lot of creatures out there. Can you find them?

Got "urban" bushcraft?

Staying above the water Line!

Riverwalker

18 comments:

Bitmap said...

That "cactus" is a yucca plant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca

Bitmap said...

I forgot to add that those are neat pics.

Pickdog said...

Nice pictures RW!!

Still looking for a good set of snake gaitors.

Anonymous said...

Didn't see any 12 gauge hole's in the snake....
Dean n az

matthiasj said...

I'm with Dean why not take that thing out?

matthiasj
Kentucky Preppers Network

Anonymous said...

Thx Matt!
3 thing's I hate...snake's,lizard's,and the sound of a harley!
Dean in Az

HermitJim said...

This time of the year you have to be on the lookout for the snakes looking for the shade, where ever they can find it.

Nice pictures, my man!

riverwalker said...

To: Bitmap

I actually had a picture of a nasty clump of cactus and decided to post the other pic. Thanks for catching my error...edited post.
Thanks.

RW

BTW, Glad you liked the pics.

riverwalker said...

To: Pickdog

Hupe you find some snake gaitors soon....the snakes are starting to move around a lot.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Dean

I shot him several times with my camera but he just kept going! LOL

RW

riverwalker said...

To: matthiasj

They actually help keep the rodent population in check (rats and mice).

There are only four types of snakes in the US that are poisonous...cottonmouths, rattlers, copperheads, and coral snakes that you need to watch out for. All four are found in Texas and I've found them all in my yard at one time or another.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Dean

I wonder how dehydrated rattlesnake meat tastes?

RW

riverwalker said...

To: HermitJim

You want to see them before they see you, if possible! Thanks Jom!

RW

Anonymous said...

Nice - hey, I forgot what green look s like, nice to see it. Way cool pictures - fenceline looks great.

I took your advice from a coupla weeks ago, and bought some snake boots. Your post reminded me that an ounce of prevention will save a pound of cure later on. The cost of the boots is waaaay less than a doctors/ visit or hospital stay. The boots are Chippewa (sp?), back zipper design. Heavy dudes they are, but hopefully, keep my legs safe.

An old friend, now long gone, got bit at Lost Maples in Hill Country, way back in there. Took half a day to get him out and the amount of tissue they had to remove was very excessive - lucky he got to keep his leg at all.

He was a lucky and unlucky at same time. I know two who have been hit by a stingray when wading the Gulf. I know one person who accidentally shot their self with their firearm. I know one who actually got snakebit. This guy did ALL THREE - Holy Cripes, is that unlucky or what? Probably ran for the indoors when lightning began to strike.

Sorry for rambling - again, nice post.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 6:40

Sounds like your friend was dragging "Murphy" along as a companion. I thought I was the only one that had to be extra careful. My kids joke all the time about me living to be a hundred if I don't have an accident (it seems I've had more than my share).

I've been camping and hiking at Lost Maples a bunch. Really pretty up there. The kids always enjoyed the clear pools of water to jump in on a hot day. We did mostly wilderness camping when at Lost Maples.

Ramble on all you want! Always good to hear about the experiences of others and a great way to learn. Thanks.

RW

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 6:40

Forgot to congratulate you on getting the snake boots.

Congrats!

RW

Anonymous said...

Pickdog - try googling snake guardz, a Cordura like gaiter that goes around your calfs. About $55 down here, might find elsewhere for less change. Maybe an industrial supply shop might have them for less - saw a lawn equipment shop with some hanging as well, for road crews working in rural areas.

Thank you RW.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous 5:01

You're welcome.

Thanks for the tip on the gaitors!

RW

Related Posts with Thumbnails