Last night I was watering late, after dark, in the tall grass I haven’t cut since I felt blessed to have any grass left. I am trying to save trees which are overstressed by extreme drought. I was wearing slide on tennis shoes. As I dragged the hose away from the tree, I felt a slither across my achilles and knew it was not a stick. I saw the slender copperhead snake which this year are lighter in color, almost pink. I moved away and it went on its way. I guess it thought the rains had finally come. Today, I am blessed to say, I did not have to go to the emergency room with a venomous snake bite.
- Tompkins: Drought causing wildlife to act out of character (chron.com)
- Drought Dearth (texasdna.wordpress.com)
- Record percentage of United States experiences ‘exceptional drought’ (cnn.com)