Sunday, April 05, 2009

Caution - Garter Snake Pictures and Video

Yesterday, several garter snakes (Eastern Gartersnake, Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) were sunning themselves and hiding underneath the leaves in the backyard near the creek. I would have stopped on them if I wasn't looking.

I got some good closeups, as seen above.

I took several action videos, this is one the best of the bunch showing the snake navigating under and over the underbrush. They can move quickly if they want to.

video

It was a very windy day on Saturday, so the only noise is crunching leaves and wind. This is not the first time that I have seen and photographed garter snakes in the yard but these are the first videos.

1 comment:

twincapes said...

Nice shots, good to see some of our wild creatures out and about.