My friend and I were just planning a little walk to while away the time when our kids were at the scouts meeting. I’d never walked that trail before and was keen to check it out. It was a pleasant-enough trail. The weather was just right. I could see different trails branching out from ours that we could further explore next time.
We started the hike at around 6pm. It was still light out. But shortly in, I had to take out the flashlight. We saw frogs along the path when there was still light. Neither one of us was skittish about them. But on our way back, I saw something move across my path and my friend said, “Watch out!” Because I couldn’t see well, I had imagined a snake slithering across and I hopped, skipped, and danced a jig for several beats before settling down. We both then realized that it was just another frog. I had heard from other hikers that they’ve come across snakes during their hikes and that’s an experience I could definitely live without, thankyouverymuch!