I hate snakes! I saw a little one yesterday on my run and because of it and the threat of a visit from any of its friends, I spend most of my runs staring at the ground instead of looking up at the view! When will it be too cold for them to be out sunbathing? Soon I hope.
On another, stranger, sadder, note - we have had a plague outbreak among our prairie dogs. I haven't seen too many lately and I've seen signs posted warning us about it. I don't take General, our dog, into the "open space" where the prairie dogs live. There are enough paths to walk him around our neighborhood, so the risk of him coming into contact with one doesn't worry me. Weird though, huh?
Here's more information on the outbreak, if you're interested