Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cool Things In My Yard #237: Garter Snake

SUMMARY: Wordless Wednesday



5 comments:

  1. Well, hello there!

    What a cool shot. Love how his/her tongue matches his/her scales. How very fashion forward.

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  2. Very COOL!! I hadn't seen any snakes yet this year...till two days ago when two were in the garden...still startle me when they slither away.

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  3. He was VERY hard to see, and I'm sorry to say that I took off the very tip of his tail with my lawnmower before I saw him. It didn't look life-threatening at all, so I let him go on his way.

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  4. Ugh, I hate snakes. His tongue is cool looking.

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  5. I love snakes, lizards, the whole reptile/amphibian thing. But that's me.

    He was hanging out, watching me, and eventually started flicking his tongue out (that's how they "smell", or taste, what's going on, who I am, like a dog might sniff or we might look more carefully.

    It was a really fast flick, so I set my camera on fast repeat, and every time I saw the tongue come out, I held down the shutter for about 5 clicks. Did that about 6 times, for a total of 30 shots. This is the only one that showed the whole tongue clearly. Glad I got one!

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