5.08.2009

Look Sharp!

 
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While out on the trail scouting for a wildflower program I'm giving tomorrow I happened upon something unexpected. Look carefully at the photo. Can you see what I saw?

I'll be back later with additional pictures...

7 comments:

Hugh said...

My first impression was timber rattler, but I think it's a hognose.

swamp4me said...

hugh,
What if I had added that the only reason I saw her was because I heard a faint, yet pleasant buzzing in the weeds?

swamp4me said...

Let me amend that...I don't really think of Virginia creeper as a weed. Let's call it trailside vegetation instead ;)

tai haku said...

Ooh that does look timberish. Looking forward to more photos of that.

Pablo said...

I had to "embiggen" the photo before I saw it. I wish I had your trained eye. (Let me know when you're done with it, okay?)

Hugh said...

Hmm. Pygmy rattlesnake?

swamp4me said...

tai haku,
Timberish indeed! Well done.

Pablo,
Embiggen away! She was tough to spot.

Hugh,
Nope. You were right with your first impression. But around the common name is canebrake rattlesnake instead of timber - same species, different coloration.