Post Format Snakes Alive! Haiku July 11, 2018 56 comments (thou) gh man y hate you Some see you r true full beauty. That’s all th at mat ter s Bull Snake Admiration… Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2018 Share this:ShareTwitterFacebookEmailPinterestRedditLinkedInTumblrLike this:Like Loading...
Fine creature there, Tom.
And a great mouse catcher! 🙂 Mice can chew electrical wiring within a house and cause a major fire.
Haha! I love what you did there!
Thank you, Jen! Keep loving nature! 🙂
Thanks much, Steven! 🙂 Keep writing and sharing! 🙂
Haha what a structure :)) cool
Thank you RNB! I used to read a lot of Bradbury when i was much younger! 🙂
Me too :)) 💕💕✌️
Thank you, Spockiunderwater! 🙂
What a wonderful, eye-to-eye view you’ve offered. The expression on its face is so appealing — just delightful.
Thank you, Linda! The camera was very close (but its a harmless Bullsnake)! 🙂
A wonderful photo and I love how you’ve snaked your text.
Thank you! It was a lot of fun! 🙂
haha Fun haiku. 🙂
And he looks quite a large chap. 🙂
Thanks, Scifi! Just a harmless Bullsnake. Keeps the mice in check! 🙂
Amazing picture, gorgeous creature!
Thanks much, Susan! Too many people hate them. I miss Steve Irwin, who used to often remind people just how beautiful they can be if one looks without learned prejudice. 🙂
It’s a very beautiful snake!😊 I had a corn snake for many years but now I only meet wild snakes to take shoots of them. Our European grass snake is also beautiful, black with yellow or white marks on the head. I have shoot many of them, but they are so shy so you must catch them and hold them for a while so they get almost tame.
Awesome! When i was a kid, i had boxes in the backyard with pet snakes in them. They really are amazing, beautiful creatures! I especially used to like the green snakes! 🙂
SNAKES DO NOT MAKE ME HAPPY…UGH
Too many people despise them! There are a lot of really beautiful, harmless species (and the poisonous ones leave you alone if you respect them with just a little distance). 🙂 People are far more dangerous, from what i have seen in life.
Knowing you are right, what’s the remedy?
Do a search on the “Benefit of Snakes”; visit a nature center with snakes and have them show you a few up close. 🙂
We have soe deadly ones here, but if yu give respect they keep to themselves.
Exactly, Paul! 🙂 Give them a little space and respect and no problem! People are way more dangerous, from what i have seen in life!
Yes, I agree Tom, we are the dangerous ones.
might be hard to convince people, but they surely are beautiful
So glad you think so, Mitza! Like i mentioned to some above, people are far more dangerous! Hoping your week is magical! 🙂
You are right, Thomas, the most dangerous snake is in Washington, 🙂
Cool shape poem & photo! When I hold snakes I’m always impressed by their muscles. You can feel their power.
Yes, i love to hold them too! 🙂 They are wonderful creatures really, and too many have been miseducated to despise them.
Thank you, Ken! It was fun doing! 🙂
Though indeed I dislike them very much, (and never saw them beautiful) I loved your work of art Tom 🙂 Very nice!
I understand, Beth! A lot of that has to do with past miseducation and such; unlearn some of that! 🙂
May be, but they are dangerous, and I live alone.
They are really not that dangerous. People are dangerous!
Nice haiku Tom!
Thank you, Belinda! Next time, i’ll do one coiled! 🙂
Delightful shaping of the verse.
Glad you like him, Jazz! He’s not the prettiest but most of us aren’t either! 🙂
This was very clever of you Tom and the accompanying photo is amazing as well. I don’t like creepy crawlies and have to say I’ve never seen a snake, but I’d likely be afraid of it if I saw it. I’d hightail it pretty fast and the snake would say “what did I do?”
You’ve never seen a snake?! It’s a very sad statement about our environment if, with all the hiking that you passionately do, that you’ve never seen a snake! What a world! If you run into one, give it a chance and admire it; it’s the people that are the real dangerous ones! 🙂
Nope, never saw one and years ago my parents rented a cottage in Alpena, Michigan. My father saw a snake and chopped its head off with an axe then came in to tell my mom and I about how he made it safe for us to go outside the cottage. We didn’t ask questions, what type of snake, how big, etc. but I’ve never seen a snake at all. I hope I never see one while hiking around in the bushes … I would be scared of its bite. I am more scared of creepy crawlies … I’m afraid they will run up my legs or land on me.
Michigan doesn’t have any poisonous snakes, except the Massassaga which is a pygmy snake that so endangered that it is protected by Federal Law.
Great haiku and photograph! I always appreciate snakes in my garden!
We do too! 🙂 They eat mice, which — if they get in your house — can chew the electrical wiring within walls and burn your house down!
Rodents are the only critters I don’t appreciate, at least in the house! 😬
I enjoy the bull snakes, garter snakes and others. I don’t even mind the rattlers, unless they decide to move in!
Good for you, Eilene! That’s the way to be! 🙂