I’ve never been particularly afraid of snakes, but I’ve also never lived in an area where dangerous and venomous snakes are common.
Last Thanksgiving, however, I went to visit my grandparents in Arizona, and one morning, my parents and I decided to go on a hike.
We reached the top of the trail, and I noticed that there was a grouping of large rocks that I knew I had to climb to the top of.
I left my phone and water bottle with my parents, and they kindly reminded me to watch out for snakes. I hadn’t even thought about the fact that there might be snakes in the rocks, so I was extra cautious as I climbed. Luckily, I didn’t see any, but I’d like to think I would spot one if it was nearby.
Unfortunately, after looking at this photo of a hidden carpet python, I definitely don’t feel as confident about my snake-spotting abilities as I once did.
Photo: Facebook / Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7