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Old Mar 25, 2010, 6:18 AM   #1
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With Spring's return to NE Tennessee, our cold-blooded wildlife are becoming more active. This fine little Garter Snake was out sunning near one of our creeks, and was kind enough to pose for a few moments...
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 6:21 AM   #2
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Great shots, but not being a snake fan I will let you take this kind of thing!!
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 6:26 AM   #3
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Neat shots, Mole... especially the second one on the top right.
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Old Mar 25, 2010, 11:20 AM   #4
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I like these little critters, and think he's kinda cute. Beautiful shots if him(Her?).

And for those who don't know it, he's really quite small - almost macro shots!!

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Mark - Working in the parks, I meet MANY people who dislike snakes - you are definitely not alone. Glad you liked the photo though!

Ned - Thanks so much!

Dave - Thanks for the kind words. Yes this was a rather small (probably young one of last year) snake. Photo taken with a Sigma 105 macro, holding camera in right hand and snake in left hand...
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Dave - Thanks for the kind words. Yes this was a rather small (probably young one of last year) snake. Photo taken with a Sigma 105 macro, holding camera in right hand and snake in left hand...
They will bite if they can twist their bodies to get into position. I found that out when I was seven, and picked one up by the tail. Heck, who can blame them. Actually almost painless - I've been biten by many of the snakes I've rescued at this time of the year, when they sun themselves on a highway.

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Great shots, gotta love the tounge, nice creamy bokeh as well
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Old Mar 26, 2010, 2:52 PM   #8
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number two is real nice very sharp too in fact they are all great
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