Snake and Tadpoles

I was just walking around the pond when I stepped over this chap sunning itself in the grass. Needless to say my heart rate went up and I moved swiftly out of the way.

It was clearly not a black mamba so I tried to photograph it before it slithered off.

Just around the corner the pond is teeming with tadpoles, these are “sunbathing” on a rock.