A surprising visitor

snake 1I was poised to head down to finish off the fence that separates the potager from the lawn. I casually looked over to the pool and swiftly changed direction.

Australian snake instincts die hard.  I retreated to a higher terrace and happily snapped pictures of our visitor as it slid its way across the pool cover.

Most thrilling. If a little alarming. I put him about three feet long.

I checked on the cat to make sure he wasn’t feeling reckless and in a hunting mode, and then chose another job.