Last Thursday I went for a jaunt with my camera, and my sidekick, Pepper.
We made our way back to one of our ponds so I could take a few shots of the catfish that have just shown up out of nowhere.
Pepper is the kind of dog I've always wanted. Don't get me wrong, I love my Abby and Mia, but Pepper is my sidekick.
So when she got into the water I got a little antsy.
This just happened to pop up about five feet from us.
I tried to get a shot of all of him, but he was just too stinkin' big. I think it was about six feet long.
There was a second snake swimming around but it was only four and a half to five feet long, and it wasn't as thick as this one. Look at that forked tongue!
We saw pretty butterflies.
And some weeds that just happen to remind me of fireworks. They look like little bursts.
Then, we finally saw what we came to see.
They might be hard to make out, but those are catfish. Bullhead catfish. They just showed up outta nowhere. I've heard that birds can bring the eggs in, they hatch, and then we have fish. However it happens, it did. We have lots of fish.
Later that day, when McD got home, we went back to the pond toting a .22 and some ammo. Those snakes flipped and flopped after they were shot.
Now, my sidekick is sitting here waiting for me to go over to the garden.
Coming soon, photos of my garden. 🙂