Reminds me of not only the Garden of Eden, but the old fable of Pandora's Box. The tale goes that there was this mysterious box and some kid named Pandora opened it at the dawn of time, because she couldn't resist. All the evil in the world came out because of her. She knew better, but her curiousity got the best of her. Sounds familiar. I can't count the times curiousity got the best of me.
But, more than anything, you have to wonder why snakes lie still when found, while some animals, such as deer, run. Small critters and birds are not as skittish as deer, though deer definitely have a speed advantage. I guess that's one of those questions that have no answer. But, this snake was pretty fast at disappearing when Travis threw him in the grass. He laid there for a moment then vanished into thin air.
And, summer will vanish with him before you know it. I think Autumn is upon us. Those two red leaves I saw yesterday have multiplied to more than I can count today.