Hognose Snake from Texas – Yeah.. how about that, a snake. In a conversation happening around me, I heard someone say they saw a hognose.. I had no idea, when I said, what is a hognose, that someone would send me a link and a picture(s). OK. I who walk across the road to avoid a small little garter snake, was slightly taken off guard. Not something I would go out of my way to see, or know about.
I’m a city gal, and I tend to live and frequent areas where if there are snakes they are not where I come across them. Plus I live in a climate that doesn’t encourage snakes to be part of the landscapes I visit In reading about this little wonder .. it seems that to some its so cute they have them as a pet. Yeah. that is something wouldn’t come to mind if I saw one near me. It is known to be a bit of a “drama queen” it seems when it is threatened one of its defenses is to play dead.. I’m not going to link you to that video, but it is interesting .. the snake does put on a performance. While its playing dead it is giving off a putrid awful smell to add to the deceit that it is rotting/decaying/dead.
If I am to transform my negative thinking, try to be more positive and open to new ideas/thoughts etc. then taking a moment to read about this little critter is a step in the right direction. I learned that this “animal” has a personality, it thinks (not like we do), it has some kind of intelligence that keeps it going during its lifetime, helps it hunt and survive… Aren’t we, also daily doing our best to adapt and survive.
Express yourself clearly so others can understand you. When you can’t communicate clearly, it can lead to problems. Always express yourself carefully to avoid any misunderstanding.Perfect Liberty 2022.9
Service tomorrow July 10 will be at 10: a.m.
service Monday July 11. Ancestors day, there will be a ceremony at 10: a.m.
Comments on: "renewing your mind" (9)
I commend you on trying to change how you think about things. Even snakes.
It is an effort .. I won’t tell you it is easy.. but I am working on it.. waves across the miles!
Open to new ways of thinking… you are walking your talk, Dymoon!
Thanks Eliza.. like I just told Chris, it isn’t always a walk in the park. But I do like the feeling I get when I succeed .. even in a small way!!! sends happy vibes your way!
One fine morning as I stepped off the porch to go running, my half awake brain started screaming… “THERE IS A COBRA JUST 3 FEET FROM YOU AND READY TO STRIKE!!”. Then the rest of my brain jolted awake and commented. “We don’t have cobra’s in Michigan. Therefore, that puffed up snake 3 feet in front of you must be a harmless Hognose, that we DO have in Michigan.”
On an unrelated note. I turned in one of my best times for my run that morning.
You have the hognose in Michigan.. ???
Enjoyed the update…..we have a grand population of harmless snakes here.
LOL please don’t be offended if I suggest you keep them where you are.. smiles.. waves a happy greeting across the miles..