I got home from the bike co-op last night. Walking past my mountain bike I looked down and saw what looked like a dried up vine wrapped around the spoke. It wasn’t a vine. It was a little snake. I looked closer because I thought it had become decapitated by the chain but it wasn’t.
This was a tiny Copperhead with its head shining like a new penny. It’s hard to see in the picture but it’s wrapped around a left side spoke. Click on the picture to see a full-sized version of it.
My wife wasn’t very happy when I told her about it. I have to empty out the garage tonight and hunt for its brothers, sisters and mother. I needed to pull all of my bikes out of the garage anyway.