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Old 12-04-22, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
Watching people people watching
but with a cool looking snake, that's novel.
I also thought it was novel, but I have a different perspective now. I was editing the Polish part of our trip last night and looked at this shot pretty hard. I now believe that the snake is not real, and is used to keep birds off the windowsill. I made 6 shots of this guy in about 10 minutes, and the snake did not move or change positions during that time. The guy moved some but the snake did not. The other thing is the guy's windowsill is much cleaner than the windowsills of the adjacent windows. Lastly, the "snake" looks similar to the Kingsnake found in the US.

I am not positive, but if I had to bet, I'd bet on a fake snake. I'll never know for sure, the guy might just have a different preference in pets than most of us, and cleans his windowsill once a week

Edit: djb contacted his friend who is knowledgeable about snakes (see post below), and her verdict is that the snake is real. It is a Kingsnake held by an experienced handler.

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Old 12-05-22, 06:38 AM
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Around here you see people who put up fake owls in spots where they want to discourage pigeons, have never noticed any serpents.
I have a friend who is a snake person, I'll show her the photo.
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Even more unsettling than a potential fake snake, is his questionable attire. 🤨 It sure looks like he's only partially covered by a blanket. What type of person would handle a snake, real or fake, without pants? 😲🙄🤔

And after reading what I wrote, it just gets creepier & creepier. 🙈😉
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Old 12-05-22, 03:16 PM
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long weekend on Spain mainland ...


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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Even more unsettling than a potential fake snake, is his questionable attire. 🤨 It sure looks like he's only partially covered by a blanket. What type of person would handle a snake, real or fake, without pants? 😲🙄🤔

And after reading what I wrote, it just gets creepier & creepier. 🙈😉
I agree with you about what you wrote being creepy. How did you come to the conclusion that he was not wearing pants? I enlarged the image until it pixelated, and could not see anything that indicated a lack of pants.
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Somebody in Malaysia whose favorite color is green.

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Poland
These policemen helped translate a menu for us, and made some good recommendations.


And these two gentlemen served up some great kebabs


Pita Kebab


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Old 12-07-22, 03:52 PM
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I agree with you about what you wrote being creepy. How did you come to the conclusion that he was not wearing pants? I enlarged the image until it pixelated, and could not see anything that indicated a lack of pants.
It's absolutely possible, that I jumped to the wrong conclusion, but I doubt it. What's the purpose of the sheet or blanket, if he's decently clothed? Something about that guy just ain't right, and my instincts are rarely wrong along those lines. 🤔
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Old 12-09-22, 11:34 AM
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A couple from this past fall, can you guess what state we're traveling through ? (Hint: that's a Razorback on the road)



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Old 12-12-22, 11:53 PM
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These seemed appropriate with France doing their best in the soccer World Cup again this year. This was after France's 2018 win. Serendipity happens again. We were on a tour with our daughters and were coming back from dinner in the small French town where we were spending the night.














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Old 12-24-22, 08:04 AM
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Hey all: I haven't been on this site for a bit. Thanks for posting so many great touring pictures. I hope to contribute next year. It is very cold here today, 5F/-15C and your trips have been a great way to spend Christmas eve morning.
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This isn't a very GOOD pic, but it does show a couple of the swans, that live on Lake Natomas, right near Folsom, CA. I saw 4 of them earlier, but wasn't ready with the camera. 🙄

I chatted with a park ranger, and he said yep, folks like the swans and grey egrets here, among other things.😎
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Old 01-10-23, 11:36 AM
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str , that's certainly a beautiful region. Where is that?
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str , that's certainly a beautiful region. Where is that?
Clyde that's the backlands of Denia. I go there often when I have some free days. No cars and nice nature.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/427437...57651627528641

https://www.flickr.com/photos/427437...57691160229374

https://www.flickr.com/photos/427437...77720305073002

some more pictures if you feel like.




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This is on Cordelia Road, between Fairfield & Cordelia. There's still some flooding there, but it's rideable. 👍

I'm not sure at all who these birds are, lol, but I'm guessing herons, storks, or more swans. 🤔

They don't seem to mind the extra water at all. 😁😉
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Old 01-22-23, 10:21 PM
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Denmark-- This is not a bike path or small road with bike lanes on each side. It is a two way road, and the red designated areas are for pulling over when two motor vehicles meet. It does not leave any room for a bike



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Denmark-- This is not a bike path or small road with bike lanes on each side. It is a two way road, and the red designated areas are for pulling over when two motor vehicles meet. It does not leave any room for a bike
howdy Doug, it seems to me that there were similar roads in some places in the Netherlands, but the car drivers were all very polite, and especially patient, with cyclists.
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Well, I'm sure this is the Golden Gate bridge, but I'm not not sure if the 2nd pic shows Alcatraz or not. 🙄😋😉 It probably is Alcatraz, I'm sitting on a bench at Crissy Field for breakfast, lol.

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