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03-NOV-2007 2007 Carol L. Breton


Texas Canyon, Dragoon, AZ

Driving up the dirt road to my office, I am always looking around for birds, animals, turtles, and
anything else that I might want to shoot. I saw this at the last minute and thought it was
a stick, a snake, a stick, a snake....
I drove over it, I could not stop that quickly on a dirt road and nowhere to swerve!
I stopped the car because I had to know: was that a snake or a stick?

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
1/4000s f/5.6 at 70.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Karen Moen24-Sep-2008 05:05
This reminds me of our trip to Arizona when our guide stopped suddenly, jumped out and grabbed a Sonoran gopher snake from the highway. I took it back to Texas in a thermal mug on our plane ride home! That was before 9/11 and airport security!
Ross Throndson14-Apr-2008 09:09
Don't Tread on :-)
blizzard07-Mar-2008 23:09
snake snake poor snake
very well composed
CIS07-Mar-2008 20:32 must have thrown you a bit when you realized it was a snake.
Ali Majdfar08-Feb-2008 07:51
You have a great heart! Just consider it as a part of 21st century ecosystem.
Norman Richard07-Feb-2008 21:50
Oops! Now you have to petition the county for a stick-snake tunnel to cross that road. :)
Tom Briggs21-Dec-2007 16:01
Is a puzzlement !!! I believe it's a stick
Tom Munson25-Nov-2007 05:45
Nice shot Carol but bummer on the stick snake. It looks like you weren't the first to run him over. Stick snakes a very hard to kill. v
Jeanne Dammarell18-Nov-2007 21:28
Cool image with the tire treds leaving an interesting texture for the background! Yup, that would have had me jumping out to rescue too. Great image!
Guest 17-Nov-2007 11:22
Just dust it off, it be all right ,sorry about the snake V
Sam Rua16-Nov-2007 01:56
Hmmm. I don't see any skid marks. : ^ )

I think you could take some comfort in that fact that you did not kill it. That one would have made me get out to look as well. Looks like it might be a Chihuahuan stick snake, which usually aren't seen that far north.
Andrew Vincent15-Nov-2007 21:29
Just dust it off, it'll be alright.

Not as bad as the time I was teaching Vicky how to drive a manual car. You can imagine the tensions that exist at these times (I am a complete b#$%@#$). Anyway a kitten ran across the road in front of us. It just got out of our path and we went PHEW! Then we noticed a autumn leaf just in front of us..... unfortunately so did the kitten and ran back to play.... She did not drive for a couple of months after that.


Nice textures, sorry about the snake, VOTE!
Neal Nye15-Nov-2007 12:42
One of those rare Arizona Stick Snakes. Almost impossible to kill by running over them!
Cindi Smith15-Nov-2007 12:16
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