Imagine you are me. Running at a steady pace. Perhaps 1/4 to a 1/2 mile into the run. Listening to this song.
Feeling fantastic and proud of myself for getting outside. Thinking about how great it is that my fish are still alive. Thinking about databases for work. Waiting for Ellie to catch up because she stopped a ways back to sniff the wildflowers.
And suddenly! I ran smack into this!
Ok. Not really.
But it was one of them...like this....ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...............
stretched out in the middle of the ATV track I was running up. He rattled and hissed and moved a bunch and I screamed like a Justin Bieber fan who just saw Justin Bieber with a rattlesnake and sprinted alllll the way back to my car.
For all I know, he could have been inviting me to tea, or wanting me to scratch him behind his ears. Kinda like this little cutie patootie.
Unfortunately, I suspect that he may have started waving this when I ran the other direction to invite me to his kind of Tea Party.