Snakes, crazy lighting, computer troubles, whatever. Nothing can keep us from having a great session!
In all seriousness, things *were* a bit wild. This sweet dad-to-be almost stepped on a snake during our session, but not just a gopher snake—a rattlesnake! I have re-played the conversation we had a few times over in my head, because our calm, quiet and almost slow motion reaction surprises me.
Him: ”There’s a rattle snake right here.”
Me: ”Really? How come you are not moving away?”
Him: ”Well, I don’t know. It isn’t moving. I’m not even sure it is even alive. Oh, it’s alive. I can see its tongue.
Me: ”Are you serious?”
Me: ”A rattle snake?”
Him: ”Ya, I can see it’s rattle.”
Me: ”Seriously, you should probably move away. I don’t hear a rattle. Is it straight or coiled?
Him: “Pretty straight. Do you want to see it?”
Me: Well, I don’t know. Maybe.”
Then, I slowly walk over and look at it. Confirm that indeed there is a rattle snake about 6 inches from his leg and then wonder just how many more are out there. We were in the middle of the field at the time of this discovery.
It only took us about 2 minutes to walk in, but about 15 minutes to walk out!