Trying to avoid Newton’s Law of Gravity is always a priority when riding a bike but having one of these things rear up and try to attach itself to your leg isn’t.
I have a bit of a problem with watery eyes these days while riding and the eye guy said the muscles in the eye lids get droopy as you age and hence the tear ducts get a pounding from the wind. Add the eye lids to the sagging bits in one’s old age. Sigh!
Anyway, I’m motoring along at a fair clip on the bike and I’m in the process of wiping my eye when I sail past what looks like a log out of my peripheral vision. I finally get both eyes on the track to see this tiger snake rearing up at my bare leg as I go past.
Fortunately Scotty was going quick enough to avoid Slippery Sam’s fangs so I screamed to a halt to take some happy snaps. He slithered off into the grass but decided I was getting too close and came back out for a second go. Having got my shots (fortunately not the antivenin ones), that was my cue to depart and leave him in peace.
Not surprisingly, I don’t see too many people out exercising their dogs at the moment.