I believe this experience was a good thing for the kids to see. It really brought home the danger and awareness of snakes in our area.
(Ethan with the snake in background).
After all this, we waited for some friends to arrive before going down to the creek for a relaxing cool down.
It wasn't too long before we saw another snake that was too close for comfort. We were all having fun and sitting in the shade of the trees. The problem was, the wildlife *aka snakes!* were seeking shelter too! While taking photos and watching the kids in the water, we were blissfully unaware of the smallish tree python climbing the tree our friend Cindy was resting against. Mark gently let her know it was there but it wasn't until she saw my face, that Cindy registered that our prankster, was NOT joking!! I think we all left the creek and went back to our campsite after that! LOL!!