For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me,And what I dreaded has happened to me.
Those who know me know that one of my worst fears is snakes and of course in Ireland we don't have any. Seen my first snake in New Hampshire and since moving to Maryland have never seen one and did not want to. Yesterday my worst nightmare happened. I was off work sick with the flu and had a little bit of energy so decided to go out and sit on the deck. I opened the door and for some reason, which I never do looked to my left. I seen this black thing on the ground and jumped back in to the house and quickly shut the door. At this point I still didn't know what it was but was frightened by the unexpected I guess. With the door shut and locked I looked through the glass to realize what I saw was a black snake. With much hyperventilating I went to get my camera. Why I don't know as I hate the things but I did. I can't believe we have a snake in our back yard let alone him come onto the deck. To make matters worse he had the nerve to come up to the door and look in. Yuck!!!
I won't be so keen to be prancing around in the garden barefoot any more but will proceed with much caution.