Climbing Trees

June 07, 2021  •  6 Comments

 

This Eastern Rat Snake climbed an apple tree to check a robin's nest. The nest was empty so the snake hung out in the tree for a few minutes before moving on. This rat snake was roughly five feet long. They are non-venomous and kill prey by constriction. If threatened, they can emit a foul odor in an attempt to dissuade predators. These snakes are excellent climbers and swimmers.

 

Eastern Rat Snake 1/320 sec. f/8 ISO 800

 

Eastern Rat Snake 1/400 sec. f/8 ISO 800

 

Eastern Rat Snake 1/500 sec. f/8 ISO 800

 

Eastern Rat Snake 1/640 sec. f/8 ISO 800

 

Eastern Rat Snake 1/640 sec. f/8 ISO 800

 

Eastern Rat Snake 1/800 sec. f/8 ISO 800

 

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Comments

betty - NZ
They have such a bad reputation, but I think snakes have their own beauty. Great photos, Brian.

I'm happy you chose to share your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!
Villroses hage(non-registered)
Great photos of the fascinating, but scary creature! Would not like to meet it in the water!
Yvonne(non-registered)
Beautiful photos. It's a wonder any birds live to grow up.
T3INKY(non-registered)
Just a beauty!
Debbie(non-registered)
although i do not like snakes, this series of images is outstanding brian!!
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