Shitty cellphone pic but this lil snake encounter holds a place in my heart. This is a garter snake I stumbled upon on my door step the morning my ex and I split. I was preparing to move my stuff out of the house that day and she had left to give me the day to move without having to deal with her. I opened the door, awaiting my father to come help with the move, and just about stepped on this lil one. Luckily I didn’t but was able to get a few shots of it before letting it go in the woods. I’ll always remember this dude. Snakes have been a huge coping mechanism for me during my divorce and meeting this guy the day she and I split kinda met me like an omen. I feel like meeting him was a reminder of my passion. Towards the end of our relationship it was getting clear that she was wanting me to get rid of my snakes. Sadly I was contemplating it. But when it ended, and I met this lil one. It’s like it all rushed back into me. The joy of working with these animals. This is my passion. Nothing is more important to me than working with these critters and helping the world view them in the same wonderful light that I do. My animals have helped me get through all of this but this lil guy, he’s the one who lit me up again. I will always have him to thank for it.
I have a feeling a lot of people will delete the text but I hope most don’t so people can see just what an impact all animals can have on people. Not just the fuzzy cuddly animals.
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