Relax Into Yoga's retreat was wonderful. It was really lovely to do yoga outside. It was also a great opportunity to bring my tree yoga harness. After several unsucessful attempts to find just the right tree we found one that was perfect. I slung the tree sling over a branch and secured it, then started to climb in when suddenly the branch above began to move.
It took me a moment to realize that it wasn't a branch at all, but a giant bark-colored snake. I jumped out very quickly and honestly if the sling hadn't been so expensive, I would have abandoned it. Fortunately, Lorna's family owned a pet shop when she grew up and she had no fear of reptiles so she got the sling back down.
After a couple of "snake" nighmares last night I went online to figure out what I'd seen. Just a Texas rat snake. Huge, but non-venomous. And very, very creepy.