A friend sent me this pic, that I thought was kind of cute and unusual,
so I asked him for permission to show it here:
He is in NC, USA, and says:
"Was walking around one of the many lakes and ponds <
around here when I saw the duck and turtle. Saw a few ripples in the <
water and WOW!! it was a bloomin' snake. Then the rascal climbed up <
the side of the log and found a comfy spot ...<
This very small lake has a bunch of interesting creatures all of the <
time. Canada geese, white swans, turtles, good-sized fish that hang <
out at the shallow edge of the water [about 6" deep], snakes that seem <
to be patrolling the pond, rabbits, ducks, whatever. But I never saw <
this combination before. Had my wife's camera so the image was small. <
Had to select that pic from the larger one that I took and 'enlarge it'
quite a bit. That's why it's fuzzy"