Almost Stepped On It!

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© Donald Garrett
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UploadedAugust 2, 2011
TakenJuly 3, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/100 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length180 mm
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As I was taking photo ops at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, I was wondering how "snaky" this place was...about that time one slithered away just a couple of feet in front of me!
Regenia, since you are snake lover, this one's for you! ☺

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  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (1 Aug 2011):

    Great capture, Don! I am definitely not a snake lover, and am so HAPPY there are no poisonous snakes in Maine. In fact we seldom ever see a snake, even here in the woods!!!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (1 Aug 2011):

    Great capture!!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (1 Aug 2011):

    Ughgh!! You just keep them over at your place.....we'll stay snake free. Like how he threads in and out of the grass. Great capture my friend.

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   said (2 Aug 2011):

    This is a Black Racer, i believe. -One of the most benevolent snakes in existence! Sad to see your other comments reflecting an unhealthy and undeserved stereotypicl stigma.

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    I don't hate snakes (like a lot of people), but I certainly wouldn't want to almost step on one.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (3 Aug 2011):


  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Aug 2011):

    Great capture! Blacksnakes are usually very shy. We have some that live behind Wayne's shed in the back, and they a great neighbors, and keep the area free of mice and rats....sometimes cats too.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    Yes, many snakes are beneficial. Unfortunately for us, in the bayou that runs close to us, there are poisonous cotton mouth snakes. One got in our yard one day and bit our dog on the snout. I rushed her to the vet, they put her in doggie intensive care for a few days and thankfully were able to save her life. Don, you got an excellent shot of this snake slithering along looking like a ribbon.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Aug 2011):

    Wicked cool capture.

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (5 Aug 2011):

    ewwww definitely not for me -- but a great shot just the same

  • Shirin Leung

    Shirin Leung said (5 Aug 2011):

    Scary. But really nice shot! I almost stepped on a snake too once! I was hiking and saw a green snake but I wasn't sure if it was poisonous...but I still took a shot of it :D

  • Brian Carson

    Brian Carson said (6 Aug 2011):

    LOL. Great title Don. Almost did the same thing myself and probably like you, let out a very loud shriek to let everyone know. Nice shot and credit for being fast on the trigger finger to get the shot.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (6 Aug 2011):

    We don't see too many snakes but we did have one in our yard a few years ago ..After I got over my first initial fear I shot a picture and determined it had pretty markings as long as it didn't bite me...I did step on a toad accidentally once and I felt terrible about it as it was squishy but not quite dead ..what got to me was the accusing look it gave me with its sad eyes.

  • Daniel Forero

    Daniel Forero said (7 Aug 2011):

    What kind of snake is it?

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    This is a beautiful snake and looks well fed. Snakes are usually shy and will run unless you corner them. These guys will even eat other snakes. Thank you Donald!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (11 Aug 2011):

    hea pilt -meeleolukas

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