Up on the trail tonight a woman in front of us stopped and called out to get our attention. She was next to a large rattler sunning itself on the trail. She thought she should encourage it to move. We suggested just waiting. As we waited I had a completely different experience of snakes. I watched the snake with wonder and curiosity vs the old cold sweat kind of feeling I would get whenever I saw a snake far away or close up. Eventually the snake decided to move across the path. I watched in wonder of the slither movement in slow motion that carried its body out of harms way. Thrilled I was to have been in its midst.