Dan and I took a tour after another 2 1/2 inch rain several mornings ago. It wasn’t enough to bring the water up enough to go over the spillway on the new pond, but it did cover up the outlet tube.
We decided to go around the back side of the pond to take a look at the flow. It was substantial even though this picture doesn’t show the real amount. Also, this picture doesn’t show the snake, which only seconds before had its head a little way up the tube waiting to grab any minnows or tiny perch that get sucked down from above.
Dan then spotted the snake down in the grass about nine feet from the outlet tube picture above. I set the camera on center focus and pulled the telephoto up as far as it would go. I took three pictures—for some reason, all with the same setting. At first I was disappointed, but the more I look at the picture, the snake head in the bubbling water is sort of interesting….