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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Almost missed it

 

I wish I had thought to take a photo without zooming in.  It was so camouflaged I really almost missed it.

I could not get the snake to move.  I tried rattling one of the tall grasses that went down right beside it but it paid no attention.  It was about 8 ft down to it.

25 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Well spotted! Not one of nature's more colourful creations but lovely to see even so.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Good thing you could NOT get it to move! You could have been bit! What a HUGE snake, even the girth is so wide around. It must have recently eaten. That was a good thing for you, too.

CheerfulMonk said...

That's the first snake I've seen that I thought looked beautiful. Well done!

Small City Scenes said...

Good shot. Frog bit on a snake---great camouflage
MB

Nancy Chan said...

Oh my! You are so brave even trying to get it to move! I don't feel comfortable just looking at it in the photo.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Took me a few seconds to understand it was beside water - hence the common water snake. Good shot! YAM xx

Bill said...

Especially with all of the plant material on him--- Not easy to see.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Great find, they can move pretty fast.
It looks full of duckweed from the pond?
Enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy new week!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Bem camuflada.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I could see how you would almost miss it, glad you didn't step on it!

Sandra said...

Very unusual that it didn't move most of those black snakes move really quickly when they see us hours are really fast and the minute we step anywhere near them or rattle anything they are gone. This one has the most perfect camouflage I've ever seen. He Blends right in I bet if you weren't on Zoom it would hardly show on the camera

Jeevan said...

Indeed, it look to be easily missed! And the pieces of green adds a pattern to its already exists.

Great shots!

happyone said...

Nice shot of the snake!

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my! Great image and fascinating to see, but glad I'm not close to it.

ushasurya said...

Gosh!!! Thank God you did not step on it! You are a "Brave Heart " to have tried to make it move!!
Great images!!
Devi :)))

Hootin' Anni said...

Three words ... I HATE SNAKES

Ruthie said...

That snake is HUGE! AMazing close ups.

....peter:) said...

these ate two superb pictures of the snake Rose... it is well camouflaged and i'm surprised that you didn't step on it....peter:)

Ruth Hiebert said...

That looks like a pretty big one.

ElaineH said...

That is a really big snake. Was this in your yard? It looks like a black rat snake. Wonderful detail of his scales.

Michael Rawluk said...

Oh, that is so very nicely shot.

Lowcarb team member said...

Gosh!
That was well spotted.

All the best Jan

harry said...

I've never seen a snake pick up natural camouflage like that. Hope he is still because he is healthy and lazy, not ill. Thanks for the lotus/lily distinction.

Ann said...

He is blending in pretty good. I am not crazy about snakes so I think I might be happier with him not moving. Unless of course, he's blocking my path. I wouldn't want to have to step over him.

Red Rose Alley said...

Yikes! He is really camouflaged, isn't he? Glad you noticed him though. Cool photos, Rose.

~Sheri

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