Hydra? No, just 7 snakes down a well.
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Came across a rather old hand dug well that's not in use anymore. Looked down and my first thought was "Is that an octopus?!" But no, it was about half a dozen garter snakes who'd gone for a deep drink and found they couldn't scale the 10 feet back up to the mouth of the well.

Fortunately, they are pretty good swimmers and in the wild actually do swim and dive in lakes and ponds, so they mostly survived.

I lowered them an old garden hose with a knot on the end, and they all climbed on and were quite happy to be on solid ground again. It did take 2 extra tries to get the last two.

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