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April 8, 2017 – Another Great Day at Connemara

Since discovering Connemara a year or two ago, I have been back many times.  Usually, I’m hunting for birds to photograph, but there are so many beautiful flowers and trees, that I often come home with pictures of all sorts of things.  On my most recent hike, I brought Zach with me, and we (unfortunately) ran into a few slithering friends, that sort of creeped us both out.  I’ve been back since our encounter with the snakes, but I’m not sure Zach will ever go back!

He was all smiles as we entered! Once we came face to face with a few snakes, he was ready to leave!!

It is a beautiful place, and you can read all about it, and how & why it got started in my blog post titled The Connemara Conservancy in Allen.  It’s definitely a place you should add to your list of places to see if you’re in the Allen area.  And…don’t forget your camera.

You might consider packing yourself a little picnic lunch.  Just outside the gates of the conservancy is a nice park.  It has a few picnic tables and a small playground to enjoy once you’ve finished hiking around the fields in the Connemara area.

After I posted a few pictures of the snakes we saw and Connemara on Facebook, many people sent me a message saying “Don’t worry – that is just a water snake.  They are harmless!”  What?  Are you crazy?  A snake is a snake in my mind.  I don’t want to stick around long enough to find out if it’s harmless or not!

I don’t want to ever run into this guy again! Yikes…

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