Thinking some kids had thrown an old bicycle inner tube up in a tree, I only gave it a passing glance until my friend yelled over, “Hey. What’s that in that tree? Is it a snake?” I looked away from a promising woodpecker hole to throw a glance in the direction they were looking. Huh! The things you see when you actually look. I walked over to them to contemplate the non-inner tube. We decided it probably was a rat snake since they can climb trees and birds and eggs are some of the things they eat. It’s tail was still hanging in what appeared to be a large hole. What it was doing in a dead tree in the middle of a swamp is anybody’s guess. But it looked full and happy. Or at least satiated and not moving in the hazy sunlight.