So, after fighting the ginger-headed caterpillars, I was faced with another excitement. I had a headache, so I took two Tylenol and tried to take a nap. That wouldn't work because Baxter was in the front yard bark, bark, barking. The other dogs were quiet, so I wondered if he was badgering the cat. I went outside and told him to hush. He came out from under the giant azalea bushes, looked at me, and then went back under and began barking again. I got my fly swatter so I could show him who was boss and followed him into the bushes. The other dogs were just laying around, yet Bax continued to bark. I couldn't see anything and began to venture deeper, but then I felt like someone poked me on the butt--you know, like they were trying to scare me. No one was there, but it gave me pause and I decided to go to the outside of the fence to look in. I saw something that looked a lot like a balled up python. It was a snake! Yikes! I needed to get the dogs away from him, so I called them inside the house and grabbed my camera figuring I could get a better look with it. He appeared to have round eyes, which is a good sign (I had not noticed the pit below his eye).
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From 2012 Project 365 + 1