Saturday, March 24, 2012

Snakes In The Grass


Earlier this month, my daughter and I spotted a couple of Garter snakes slinking around by the back fence. No doubt they were brought out by the unusually warm temperatures and sunshine. They tolerated some photos for a few minutes and then slithered off.







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41 comments:

Linda said...

Again with the WOW factor, Brian! Amazing photos...he looked like he was posing for you, then the quick "stick out the tongue" bit, then off he goes. These are so clear and close...I hope you had a really long lens!

Kerri said...

Oh my .... these are FANTASTIC!

Carole M. said...

great pics!! It's tongue is quite strongly coloured too.

Faye said...

I wish I could be as tolerant as you about these guys, BJK! Have a decaying tree stump in the back yard that they've chosen for a nursery. The yard needs mowing, I'm afraid the activity will wake them up. Last year even tried to give them away on Facebook-pleading with my friends to come and get their snake if they'd lost it! No one took me up on the offer. :-) Your photos are fascinating--thanks for the closeups.

Glad to find another photo/blogger from Kentucky. I'll be back to see more of your work.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Yyyeeeeeah, Ggggrrreattt Sssshhhooots!

Amy Burzese said...

Oh, great shots!!! Just wonderful. The snakes even look cute.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, I assume they were not the poisonous kind. The last shot with the tongue is cool. Great shots of the snakes.

Val said...

These are great shots, ones that I will never get or try to attempt as I am not a fan of snakes!! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Super shots!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! you captured their shy personality perfectly. :)

Kathy said...

Great shots but I shy away from anything that moves without legs! And even some things that have legs!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great photos even if they are not my favorite subject matter.

I am hoping that the 3 ft rattlesnake I found last October under my recycle bin has moved on to greener pastures (better yet the neighbors).

Living Life said...

You are way too close and personal with that garter snake than I would want to be! Great shots though!!

ladyfi said...

Wow - those shots are amazing! So close up and personal. Love the last one - you even managed to get the tongue!

Martha Z said...

Great captures! I saw an endangered San Francisco garter snake last week but it wasn't nearly as cooperative.

barbara l. hale said...

Great shots! My daughter has a snake phobia that is pretty severe although it has gotten better as she has gotten older. So I have tried to understand where that comes from. It is such a prevalent phobia that there must be a basis for it somewhere. They don't bother me, but I don't want them in my house. Outside is fine by me. Part of nature.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos.

Regards and best wishes

twobarkingdogs said...

Hate Hate Hate Snakes. But, it is a great photo!!


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Andrew said...

Wonderful images Brian.

We only have two snakes in the UK... The Adder (poisonous) and the Grass Snake... both are rare to see.

Marc Heath said...

Stunning set of photos. Love the various poses.

bailey-road.com said...

These are fantastic shots, Brian! I love the next to last photo where he's peering out from the grass.

Mama Zen said...

Wow! These are amazing!

Ruta said...

These shots are fantastic!! Really spectacular!

Amila Kanchana said...

Fantastic captures of the crawler! It's not very often photos of snakes are posted on blogs, I'm looking forward for a chance to take some good shots of one too.

DWQ said...

Brian those are absolutely amazing shots...

Gillian Olson said...

What great pictures, I like the last one with the tongue sticking out.

Wolfy said...

Great shots Brian. The black snakes I see won't stay still when I get close enough for good close ups!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great captures - love that tongue!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots but am scared of snakes!!

My Critter post, have a blessed Sunday!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! but isn´t it dangerous ?

Tammy said...

Great sharp photos! I love his head peering through the grass!!

Liz said...

Oh WOW!! Sorry, I know I use that word a lot on your blog but you really have that WOW factor in your photography.
Brilliant images again. Great clarity and awesome capture of the tongue. I am not sure how I would be if I came across a snake in the yard. We have some very venomous snakes in Aus and I doubt I would hang around long enough to check.

Denise said...

Oh my gosh those are incredible close-ups! I have always had a fascination for reptiles and find them beautiful! I don't know what that says about me. Hopefully it just says that I love all things in nature.

Cathy said...

Wow... and I hate snakes, all kinds. These are wonderful.

Joe said...

Good shots. I haven't seen any yet but I'm sure they're out as warm as it's been.

Marie said...

Wonderful pictures! They have such cute faces!

momto8 said...

oh my goodness your pictures are really fabulous!!!
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Madge Bloom said...

Wow, great shots, but they give me the creeps!

Albert Quackenbush said...

Great shots, Brian! Such a cool reptile and love the detail.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Delightful photos!

Veronica said...

Wow, even snakes can be beautiful! I used to steer clear of them. Now I try to chase them down for photos!