We have several species of water snakes on the property. Tanji is getting much bolder with the various water snakes, but he still jumps when he comes across them, meows at them, and gives them a wide berth on the trails.
Recently the boys discovered the red species, Hosi redii. It was laying in the tall grass on the far back trail. It had recently been active, which caught the boys attention. As it went to sleep the boys stalked it.
Tanji, seeing that Uschi was still alright
and still under his watchful eye,
gave it a good sniff.
The next night I was again out watering our many (hundreds) of little conifers and Lesley brought the boys out for a walk. As soon as they heard the sound of the water snake they came running after me to see if I needed help.