Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Snake in the tree



On our daughter's land in Davie, Florida, stands a tree by a pond. Iguanas hide in the tree. Occasionally, when frightened, they leap from the tree into the pond making a big splash and scaring nearby humans out of their wits.

One day last weekend, we were looking up in the tree in a vain attempt to spot an iguana. But we did see a snake. A long snake. About four plus feet long. So, naturally, I took some photos. The first photo was with flash so is a bit brighter than the second photo which was without flash.

I thought, because of its color, it was a poisonous snake. Not so. It is a corn snake, or better known in these parts as a red rat snake. It is not venomous.

Nevertheless...I wouldn't want it climbing up my leg or landing on my head.

17 comments:

~Cheryl said...

Umm...aren't there some nice, pretty little flowers or something to photograph? **shiver**

joo said...

Oh no, I'm petrified even whnen I see snake in the photo!!!Can't imagine that might find one of them in my neighberhood.
However, I have to admitt that they are pretty.

Kcalpesh said...

Despite being a non poisonous snake, it looks pretty scary and yo stood right under the tree to take the shots! Good ones!

- Pixellicious Photos

Cezar and Léia said...

Okay, not venomous but you did well. I think I could be stuck in a moment with fear, numbed!
Fabulous pictures!
Léia

brattcat said...

These are amazing shots. Feel like I've tuned into 'our wild america'.

Chris said...

Wow!!! You got me on this one!! Gosh I hate snake, see this is a picture I wouldn't be able to do... I would run in the other direction!
These are beautiful shots of an impressive animal! Well done!

Amit Gupta said...

I love snakes....Specially like watchin documentaries on snakes during the night just b4 I sleep.....nice shot...

cieldequimper said...

Sorry, I didn't even look. I don't want to have to go lie down two days in a row because of disturbing photographs from Florida. I hate these things.

JM said...

Glad you've captured this. The snake pattern looks fantastic!

Jacob said...

Aw, c'mon Ciel...he's pretty and he wouldn't hurt you!

bfarr said...

OMG. My skin is crawling just looking at that thing. Glad it is just a photo : ) And in your daughters back yard, not mine.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Don't they make good pets? Looks like a leopard snake. (I mean because of the spots). Cool capture, I love snakes.

cieldequimper said...

Non, non, non.

Cindy said...

Hi Jacob. Did you freak out when you saw it? I would have. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'm a chicken. Make that a gigantic chicken! At least it wasn't a spider!!!

Great photos.

amatamari© said...

I do not like snakes but I have no fear: With the boys of school We went to see a show alive...I embraced an iguana, I taken snake
that crawling on my arm and all the boys "Ohhh" great admiration!!!
So I now I have great admiration for the photographer - Ohhh beautiful shot!
:-)

Jacob said...

@ Amatamari - You are very brave, and this photographer has great admiration for you!

Thanks for your kind words!

Lisa Wilson said...

Not poisonous, but I still wouldn't want it for a friend!