Today we had a little visitor at work. One of the other employees called me out to see the snake that slipped under his car. I went out to find it hiding under the back of his car.
I've decided that she is a female, and I'm calling her Violet.
The employee stamped his feet to try to scare the snake out, but it just caused Violet to coil up defensively.
I decided that I was going to hang out until I got a shot of this girl out in the open. It was a wait. Finally she sneaked over to the other back tire.
The snake began to come out from behind the tire, but I think it sensed my movement and got nervous, and curved back around to head back under the car again.
It started up to the front of the car...
...and then appeared from behind the front right tire.
By this point, I was being very careful to not move, and would even try to block my breath when I exhaled. I was doing everything I could to go undetected, or at least to not appear to be a threat.
Yet Violet seemed to still realize that I was there, despite her poor eyesight. She moved across to the left front tire, and peeked out at me from the other side.
She started moving along the parking bumper and acted as though she may come out...
...but then seemed to sense me again and headed back under the car. Suddenly she peeked out from behind the right front tire at me.
After much patience, and probably about 10 minutes of me sitting as still as possible with my camera at the ready, she came out of hiding.
I finally got up to get some better shots, and the snake froze.
I backed off a step or so, and she moved on again toward the planters.
She is a pretty snake. We see her around on occasion. I love snakes!
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