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Back off
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Getting close to common non-venomous rat snake.....I think. (5 years and 947 days ago)

avatar UncleJimmy

Yep...a rat snake...non-poisonous, but...they will strike and bite your face...LOL nice shot author, most people fear snakes very much, so to get this close, I'd call that an on-topic shot. Well done.

author says:

Thanks. They're pretty shy till cornered. I need to stay away because we also have Moccasins that aren't shy and very venomous.

(5 years and 947 days ago)


Well...to tell the truth, I'm a bit of an outdoorsman, and the indication that a snake is poisonous with just a look is the eyes...round pupils like a dog or human is non-poisonous and pupils similar to a cat (narrow and tall) indicates a poisonous snake...just FYI. Altough, many people choose (rather wisely) not to get close enough to do an eyeball inspection...LOL

(5 years and 947 days ago)


avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

definitely risky and scary

avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

a really cool shot... but I don't see the risk

EmiK says:

With your super weather proof camera kyricom, and the fact that you don't see the risk here, I can't wait to see what you consider risky, lol=)

(5 years and 946 days ago)


author says:

Thanks everyone especially the info about the eyes.

avatar lincemiope

fantastic, bravo

avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

Nice close up, and yes I think it is a rat snake =)

avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Well. Emik... I buy that getting close to water etc. without a weathersealed camera is risky to the camera (although the cynic in me suspects many of those aren't really that close and are just cropped) But a Rat Snake doesn't seem too risky. How would it hurt you or the camera? Would it be risky to get close to a baby bunny?

What did I consider risky? The last time this theme ran I entered my shot taken in mid-February where I climbed over the fence at Niagra Falls around midnight to stand on the ice right next to the falls. Not only risky - but incredibly STUPID!!!

author says:

Without knowing for sure what kind of snake it was, I felt I was taking a risky shot. Bite, pain ...avoid.

(5 years and 943 days ago)


The real question here is how distant the camera was from the snake... centimeters? meters? It's the real deal...

(5 years and 941 days ago)


avatar madamemonty

Fabulous shot and I love the DOF. I'm sure I wouldn't have got that close to any snake.....

avatar rusvelt2000

Wow, great focus and great capture author.

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