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    Oh, the poor thing. I take it you don't have a lot of poisonous snakes there?
    Only venomous snake in this part of Wyoming is Crotalus veridis, prairie rattler. Down on the Colorado/Utah border there is a Crotalus concolor, faded midget rattler. What I've seen in our yard are brown garter snakes and bull snakes. Seen more of those already this year than I've seen in the last two or three years. But we haven't seen any field mice in the yard or garage this year!
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    I just wanted to mention the people being affected by Hurricane Harvey. There's not much that I can personally do but they are in my thoughts and prayers along with everyone else that will be affected this hurricane season. Lets hope Harvey is the only bad one this year.

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    We finally heard from all friends and family in the area and all are above water with relatively minor wind damage with the exception of a friend's brother who had four feet of water in his house in Houston. One transplant from Wyoming remarked that she'd experienced high wind before but was flabbergasted by the sheer volume of water. The relatively low number of deaths is remarkable and might be lower except that people persist in thinking they can drive through what are essentially rivers. I spent a significant portion of my childhood in areas affected by Harvey and do not miss living in hurricane country.

    On a more cheerful note, I finally identified the small brown garter snakes in the yard: wandering garter snakes or Thamnophis elegans vagrans.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    The weather is pretty pleasant here, typical for late summer/early autumn, but the smoke from fires west of us is astonishing. I don't think we've had this much smoke since the Yellowstone fires in 1988. It has been so bad that at times we can't see even the foothills of Casper Mountain, never mind the mountain itself, and I live in the foothills. Given the severity of this year's hurricanes and fire season, it's a good thing global warming is just "false news" or we'd really have a mess.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    This is a weather report from Hell, Norway:
    Partly cloudy, partly sunny. 17°C, which is quite nice and pleasant. No precipitation and no wind.
    Traffick runs smoothly as well. #Ontheroad
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    Autumn has arrived here. Some of the mountain roads are closed by snow but we've just got cloudy skies and rain predicted for today. My cousin and a friend are coming up this afternoon from Texas where temps are still in the 90s. Don't know whether they'll welcome this weather or go into season shock.
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    Probably shock.

    Autumn is here too which means temperatures are finally below 100, windy, with some light showers (very light). I think if I saw snow right now though I would just stare at it in disbelief.

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    September have been unusually dry, but also quite pleasant. Mostly nice temperatures and a lot of sun.
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    On Wednesday, my cousin and her friend made it back to Texas sans frostbite. We had snow one morning. Here on the ridge it melted about as soon as the sun hit it but it hung around on the mountain for considerably longer. Lots of rain and low clouds all week but we had a couple of nice days. Wind tonight with lows below freezing predicted for the rest of the week. Highs in the 50s/60s. Antelope season is here and elk season is just around the corner.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    Snowing...
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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