So, I was wandering along looking for wild flower as usual and found a neat thistle that I was setting up to photograph when another photographer wandered by and stopped to watch and look at my camera. As we were chatting, he suddenly said, "Look! There's a snake on that stump."
As we watched, and got out camera focused, the snake slowly crawled further up on the stump and started his way across. There was a caterpillar also crawling on the stump and we waited for the snake to help himself, but he ignored it and slithered over to a spot where I could not see him. I continued to chat and moved my camera back to the thistle when my new friend again said, "Look, the snake has a frog." Close, it was a toad.
While we watched, and clicked away with our cameras from different angles, the snake slowly worked the toad into its mouth. (Must be hard work swallowing something bigger than your head.)
The snake finally got the toad mostly inside and left the area while we congratulated ourselves on being at the right place at the right time for some neat photos.
Some of you may be glad to see more sculptures tomorrow.
To the person who sent me a correction on an earlier post, I have changed the word in question. A native dancer dresses in "regalia" not a "costume" as I wrote before. My error! Sorry about that.