Sunday, December 27, 2009

Garden Snake



Garden Snake





garden snake on a log


Last week I posted about a wood pile in our backyard.

I tend to give it a wide berth as a snake has surprised me a few times I have walked by it.

This is the resident of that woodpile.

The boys caught it sunning one afternoon and called me out so I could grab a photo.

I would have loved to get closer, but my fear of him coming after me would only allow me so much - and this was it.

If we catch him sunning this summer, I will use my new lens to keep a great distance, but capture him nice and close.

I am looking forward to this one!












7 comments:

  1. What a cutie! He is probably harmless, as he doesn't resemble any of the poisonous US snakes I know about (usually the baddies have either triangular heads, or very distinctive scale patterns). Still, probably a good idea to keep your distance. Garden snakes are sweet creatures, though. People should respect snakes, but not fear them.

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  2. Beautiful photo, but I cringe at the thought of getting any closer to the snake!

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  3. When I was little we had a yard full of them on a Easter Sunday. It was the strangest thing. I remember totally freaking out and my cousins were catching them and trying to scare me with them. I hate snakes. Hate them! I completely understand your fear.

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  4. Count me in as a non-snake lover. Awesome shot, even if it creeped me out.

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  5. You're so lucky to see him because at least around our woodpiles here, the snakes (completely harmless garter snakes) are very shy. Sure, they startle me sometimes, but I sure wish I had a camera handy!

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  6. I think you got close enough. I like your blog. You always have nice photos. Even this one and I don't like snakes.

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  7. Been a while since I have been buy..sorry for taking the long way back...Hope all is well..your pics are still amazing!

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