West Seattle scenes: 2 Alki sights from the ‘start of summer’

As the “second day of summer” begins – here’s the latest forecast – we have two you-don’t-see-THAT-every-day photos to share, both taken along Alki on Tuesday. The first is from Eilene Hutchinson, who explains:

We were out enjoying the sunshine with a walk along the Alki Promenade when we met Jason Aman and his 3-year-old albino Burmese Python, “Albi.” Albi drew quite a crowd of onlookers who had many questions.

Next, from Bob Bollen:

(Related to Journey to Makah 2010, later this month, maybe?)

9 Replies to "West Seattle scenes: 2 Alki sights from the 'start of summer'"

  • Cheryl July 7, 2010 (7:23 am)

    As much as I love snakes, not sure I “get” why people need to walk around in public with one (other than to say “look at me!”), however since it appears this young man was willing to turn it into an educational moment, I think that’s pretty darn cool & I’m sure the kids loved it. :)

    The canoe is also very cool! Great shot.

  • smash the state July 7, 2010 (8:01 am)

    uhhh… that snake is off-leash.

  • Newnative July 7, 2010 (10:11 am)

    The snake was the leash

  • Ed July 7, 2010 (11:34 am)

    I think that guy was taking photos of people with the snake and them printing the photos at 10 bucks a pop!

  • Eilene Hutchinson July 7, 2010 (11:37 am)

    Jason appeared to enjoy answering questions and stressed that it is important to treat a snake as you would any other pet, giving it a lot of attention and proper “living quarters” such as climbing objects and plenty of room, etc.
    Of course, it was interesting to see a non-poisonous snake close-up and being able to handle it.

  • Noelle July 7, 2010 (11:40 am)

    Don’t forget to keep your dogs and other pets well hydrated in the next few days. Ice water, cool damp towels to lay on out side or even a little baby pool are some of the ways pets like to beat the heat.

  • lina July 7, 2010 (12:23 pm)

    that dog is too cute, and looks very puzzled

  • I. Nertia July 7, 2010 (12:24 pm)

    The dog is not too big for that snake to attempt to eat. Getting the snake off the dog could be tough. Fortunately for everyone the snake looks well fed.

  • Bender July 7, 2010 (12:47 pm)

    The snake wants that dog for a snack.

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