brown watersnake!

One of our new favorite swimming spots is in Robert Wehle State Park on Lake Ontario:

Crystal clear water with huge slabby rocks. It gets a little windy/wavy sometimes, but on a calm day it’s top notch.

We spotted this snake on a recent trip. The kids were out in front of me when I saw it and I told them to “GET BACK!!!” Turns out these guys are harmless. But they sure look pretty scary!

This one was big. Three feet at least!

Otis was unfazed, even after Juniper saw another one headed right for him. (Perhaps it was because of the numerous false positives June had made pointing at floating sticks.)