A Snake’s Perspective

Garter snakes, our most common serpent, have been underfoot and slithering around all over the place since the warm, dry weather arrived. They add a bit of excitement and interest to the landscape (my dog freaks out over a shed skin!), and are beneficial predators.

The forked tongue is a marvelous sensory organ with multiple functions: taste and smell. It is in constant motion, sampling airborne as well as soil particles.

Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.


10 thoughts on “A Snake’s Perspective

  1. Love your snake pictures. Wonderful shots, can’t recall ever seeing better ones. Used to catch garter snakes and keep and feed them awhile as a pet. One got out and my visiting grandmother found it in the basement when doing the laundry. I just picked it up and put it back in the cage 😉

  2. I love these snake photographs – very pleasing! Your ability to capture the image of a friendly-appearing garter snake is well-done! I am often amused at responses from folks when I post spider photographs. I once had a woman ask me to PLEASE remove the garden orb spider image from my blog header. She said she could not read any of my posts with that “horrid creature” lurking on the screen!

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