As anyone can tell by watching the news, north Jersey was hit pretty hard with Irene with some areas faring worse than others. Fortunately, for me, the worst is past with some minor (though it didn’t seem so when I was cleaning it up) basement flooding.
When the sun came out Ginger and I walked around town. She was definitely stir crazy and so was I! I walked down to the Wharton canal to see how it was effected and came across a group of 10-12 year old boys fishing and exploring the aftermath. When they saw me with a camera they invited me to take pictures of this dead snake they found. I think it had gotten caught on one of their fishing lines while fishing. I’m thinking “who wants a picture of a dead snake?”. Well, then the tail started to move…….So, I learned another lesson about nature. Snakes play dead! I never knew that. The boys were so excited and despite my cautions insisted on picking it up and showing it off. 🙂
Fortunately, they were smart in the way they did it. By the lump I see there looks like the snake had a recent meal.
I did take pictures of how high the water had gotten at the canal. But, only people familar with the canal area would appreciate them since I did not see anyway to bring perspective. But, I did go up by Washington’s Pond, which is on Main St. for a few photos.