This Queen Snake was warming itself on the road near Melton Hill lake. After photographing it, I moved it with a stick to protect it in case the next motorist was a snake-hater! I didn't want to pick it up by hand, it would have pooped on me and probably bitten me too! When I set it down in the grass, it quickly wriggled off into the lake!
Which reminds me of that joke...Why did the snake cross the road?...To show the 'possum it could be done! Excuse me for taking liberty on our good ole chicken joke:)