Naked Black Snake playing dead!

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© Joe Dunckel
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UploadedMarch 11, 2012
TakenApril 17, 2009
Exposure1/80 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm
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Added "Naked" to the title to get more views. I know, cheap trick! This snake was attacked by our cat and it rolled over and played dead. Cool Blue! Five minutes later it slithered away.

23 responses

  • Vin Weathermon

    Vin Weathermon gave props (11 Mar 2012):

    beautiful....great photograph

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause gave props (12 Mar 2012):

    This is a gorgeous shot! Didn't know snakes came in blue! Just beautiful against the green.....Glad the snake got away!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins gave props (12 Mar 2012):

    How wild! A blue belly. Made a great photo!

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   said (12 Mar 2012):

    I've seen them do this before. I had one come out of the rung on a ladder I was standing on, Scary! (I don't like snakes to much). When he fell to the ground it rolled over and played dead. It's scales went from jet black to a real light grey. His belly wasn't as blue as this one though. This is a young snake.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (13 Mar 2012):

    Excellent dof and pov---Great variety of lines and textures and colours

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (25 Mar 2012):

    You must have a brave cat!

  • Joseph D. Smith

    Joseph D. Smith gave props (31 Mar 2012):

    Great Slithering-Slip! This is so rad! I love it!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Excellent,my vote!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (3 Apr 2012):

    Love it, V!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2012):


  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    wow !!!! great image voted

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins said (6 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Joe Dunckel

    Joe Dunckel   said (6 Apr 2012):

    Thanks everyone!

  • T ~

    T ~ gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Super cool... most unusual perspective for a black snake, too

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    love those convoluted body .. Really a great shot

  • Tercio Eulalio

    Tercio Eulalio said (18 Apr 2012):

    Voted, nice shot !!!

  • Julianna O'Brien

    Julianna O'Brien said (18 Apr 2012):

    creepy but totally fantastic!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (20 Apr 2012):


  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (2 May 2012):

    how beautiful. are you sure he just didn't want a belly rub? I do the same thing. hmmmm.

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (13 May 2012):

    What a gorgeous creature!

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns gave props (30 May 2012):

    Beautiful critter. I first read this as "deadly black snake playing dead." Wierd. Voted.

  • wijnand loven

    wijnand loven gave props (6 Jul 2012):

    Great capture. We only have snails and ants in our garden (in The Netherlands)...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Aug 2015):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

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