5.26.2009

That Tendril Has Eyes

Three snapshots of the cutest little northern rough green snake that was hanging out in a grape vine along the boardwalk at the work swamp yesterday. Treebeard happened upon it while he was trying to get a better look at an insect. Luckily for me, the little fellow stayed put while Treebeard fetched me from the office. I included the last shot so you could appreciate how small the snake was and how well it blended in with its surroundings.

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4 comments:

Floridacracker said...

What a beauty. I love these guys and I hardly ever see them ... duh.

swamp4me said...

FC,
It is a very common snake in the work swamp -- we see them all the time. Over in the home swamp - less than 15 miles as the crow flies - we see them less often.

NatureGirl said...

How beautiful! I can count on one hand the number of green snakes I've seen in my life...and that includes the green tree python at the zoo where I used to work. This has to be my favorite shade of green!

swamp4me said...

NatureGirl,
We are fortunate to see them frequently. Such beautiful critters!