Thursday, June 25, 2009

365 Theme 72: Curvy



A pair of northern pine snakes, found in the Warren Grove Bombing Range in the NJ Pinelands. I was on a photo outing white two companions, one of which told us that "his friends alway see snakes here" but that he never did. As we were shooting I spotting the blue eyed snake in the upper image. After I had called out "I found a snake", he turned to come see and immediately yelled, "so did I" as he almost stepped on the snake shown in the bottom image. The blue eyes are a sign that the snake is near to shedding its skin.

4 comments:

Danudin said...

Which is always the best time to give them a wide berth as they get tetchie when stepped on. Both great photos.

Anonymous said...

Hey Steve...consider reporting these sightings to the Div of Fish and Wildlife. Northern Pine Snakes are in the threatened category and the state tracks sightings. Bill and I found one while we were doing our Lakehurst grassland surveys.

Chesney said...

More goosebumps, but wow, he is beautiful - all those colors and texture just really stands out!

Anonymous said...

Great story! The snake in the top image looks enormous!