Friday, May 29, 2015

Not Just Turtles ...

We recently visited Magee Marsh, and saw 20 species of warblers and plenty of other birds.

But that's for another post.

This post is about this:

Which Patty spotted as we strolled the boardwalk. She's got the eye for reptiles it seems. I asked a friend it he knew what species it might be, and he asked some friends and the consensus is that it is a melanistic garter snake. Cool.

It was very small, perhaps newly hatched? I quick snapped this shot with my phone. While it didn't seem to concerned with me it didn't hang around long either, slithering off into the hollow log.  No doubt looking for, and trying not to become, a meal.

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