I saw my first indigo 'nake within hours of arrival. Sped, and I do mean sped, across the road in front of my golf cart. And this morning there was on UNDER THE HOUSE, right where I was walking BAREFOOT. (Need I point out I will not be doing THAT AGAIN???) I should also point out that the houses here are elevated so you can walk and drive around under the house. No doubt for hurricane damage control. Hurricane Charlie did a lot of damage here.
So, okay, I try and deal with my fear. I made, forced myself, to go to a 'Nake Farm in Thailand and actually touched a cobra (that was being firmly held by a handler----and yes, it was insane of me to do so and I will NEVER do that again, EVER!), with my index finger, on purpose. I try to remember that 'nakes serve a valuable purpose and occupy an important niche in the ecology of habitat. They eat rats, for example. But, still.....they are 'nakes and they scare the liver out of me.
I got online and read about indigo snakes. The poor things are endangered. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW063
If these very speedy, very endangered non-venomous scary 'nakes don't stay away from me, I might not survive my visit to Paradise. I mean it. They scare the liver out of me!
And, yes, Dear Reader, I am immensely grateful it wasn't a coral snake, or a rattler or even a
cottonmouth. Thank you, God!
The images of the indigo snake are not mne but copied from Google.