Swimming with snakes

It was a perfect summer’s day: blazing sun and nothing to do all day long but enjoy the moment.

Anklebiter #1 and her friend, the dog and I drove out in the blazing sun to our ‘secret’ beach, where dogs can swim with their small friends.

Three splashes, a happy bark and laughter.

Kids on right. Dog in middle. Snake... underwater.

Which then turned to hysterical screaming from my daughter’s friend.

“Snake!” came the cry.

And yes – there was a snake swimming along next to the dog and kids.

The friend kept on screaming. The snake dived under the water and disappeared.

I think the poor thing was terrified.

17 responses

  1. LOL….the poor snake probably just wanted to join in the fun!!

    C x

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    July 4, 2010 at 10:55

  2. Clive

    Love the photo effect!

    Don’t love the idea of snakes swimming alongside!

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    July 4, 2010 at 11:09

  3. yikes. there is a lake nearby that is just crawling with them…have to be really careful as they blend so well…and are about 4 feet longs…shivers….

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    July 4, 2010 at 12:20

  4. Di

    I would have died of fright right there in the water had I seen a snake. A rattler bit our dog in our backyard 2 summers ago. Nuf said.

    Di

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    July 4, 2010 at 12:25

  5. Poor snake.

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    July 4, 2010 at 14:58

  6. Glad all are well. That swimming trip will be one they remember for sometime. Love the photo.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    July 4, 2010 at 15:03

  7. jen

    There is something about snakes in the water that make me very very uncomfortable. LOL

    Kind of scary to realize that they can be on land, and in the water.

    Great shot, love the photo effect.

    Jen

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    July 4, 2010 at 18:04

  8. And this is why swimming in open water freaks me out!

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    July 4, 2010 at 18:54

  9. We saw a rattlesnake swimming in the Gulf once (in Texas). We were on shore — but until then I’d never thought of them being able to swim. I’m not really snake-phobic, but I can’t say I’d love to see one next to me as I swam.

    Hard to tell whether your duaghter’s friend or the snake was more scared there.

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    July 4, 2010 at 19:43

  10. the mere thought of a snake would have sent me into hysterics.

    love what you did with the border of this photo here.

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    July 4, 2010 at 20:56

  11. YIKES. Snakes…

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    July 5, 2010 at 04:28

  12. cloudia

    LOL with
    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    July 5, 2010 at 04:46

  13. Blu

    Umm I think I would be screaming too!

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    July 5, 2010 at 09:13

  14. I remember “meeting” a snake at a science fair once – the local zoo had brought one. It wasn’t as scary as I expected.

    That said, finding one suddenly beside me when I was swimming – eek!

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    July 5, 2010 at 13:53

  15. SSSScary..I hope the little one is Ok and not traumatized for the rest of her life:)

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    July 6, 2010 at 05:56

  16. LadyFi: I don’t like snakes either.

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    July 6, 2010 at 14:36

  17. I would be out of that water so fast….

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    July 7, 2010 at 03:05

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