November 25, 2018
High overhead, a squirrel has landed on a branch. Now it is waiting head turning side to side as it watches the field of snow below. The snow snake launches through the snow and into the night above with a hissing. Itís tail cracks like a whip. The squirrel remains motionless on the limb and the snake reaches the apex of its leap about two feet below the squirrel and falls back into the snow. The squirrel looks at the spot on the snow where the snake fell and dances from foot to foot. The night is unusually quiet now.