A hiker in the Jeffries Creek Park in Florence, Oregon recently reported seeing a massive snake in the park.
If Indiana Jones had seen this, he would have immediately turned around and run in the other direction.
In a post on Facebook that she shared with the South Carolina Hiking group, Meredith Langley gushed about the serpent-like creature that she had just seen for the first time.
The seamless integration of the snake into its natural surroundings did not go unnoticed by Langley at any point.
Langley mentioned in her blog post that “this was a good teaching opportunity and example for my own kids who forget not to run ahead of me on trails!”
Greg Lucas, a scientist working for “the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources”, identified “a brown water snake” belonging to the “Nerodia genus”. This species of snake is harmless and may be found in South Carolina.
The water snakes that Lucas described come off as being significantly larger than they actually are due to their thick and muscular bodies. According to him, the length at which water snakes reach their complete maturity ranges anywhere “between 30 and 60 inches”.
According to what “Langley said, she and her children” frequently encounter copperhead snakes when out on their weekly treks in the region. She also mentioned that water moccasins and water snakes are commonly found in the region.
According to her estimations, the length of the snake that Langley observed when it was at its full length was at least four feet. She went on to say that the beast had “absolutely no fear” of them.
It did not appear to be hostile or afraid of me as it observed me in a calm and reserved manner. “That told me that this creature knew for sure that it could defend itself if it needed to, but it need not exert that energy unnecessarily,” Langley said. “That told me that it knew with certainty that it was capable of defending itself if it needed to.”
She began by expressing her gratitude for the opportunity to observe the monster, and then she sneakily departed the room.
According to Langley, “That area is its home, not ours, and my children and I maintain that respect and reverence whenever we are out in nature.”