Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Rolling My Wheels Away From Snake Encounters In Fort Worth's Gateway Park
With rain predicted to dampen North Texas I figured today might be the last mud-free day for the near future.
I likely figured wrong.
Today's photo op location had something added since last Saturday.
Can you spot the addition in the photo?
Yes, that's right, a snake skin is dangling from that green bush in front of my handlebars.
A short distance after this snake skin encounter I came upon a pair of disc golfers who told me that moments before they had come upon a Copperhead which quickly slithered away from them.
So, with the snake skin and the Copperhead report I continued my pedaling on heightened snake alert.
Early on in my Texas exile I was very vigilant regarding snakes. Gradually I adjusted to the fact that one does not encounter all that many snakes when one is out and about in the Texas outer world.
Yesterday I mentioned that my front bike tire had been spiked by a mesquite thorn. I am very pleased to report that 24 hours later the inner tube's self-sealing slime apparently works. Zero leakage.