20th August 2012 – Racer Snake

WARNING: Today’s photo is of a snake, so if you have a phobia, you are warned.

There are nine native species of snake that inhabit British Columbia and these include the rattle snake.  Today, while visiting a friend, her children had captured a juvenile Western Yellow-Bellied Racer Snake.   It was still quite cool and very placid so I could get some reasonable photos.

The thing that struck me was the vivid yellow/green underbelly that the snake had.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t capture that too clearly in this photo.  However, the pattern of the scales is very clear.  Isn’t nature wonderful?

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One thought on “20th August 2012 – Racer Snake

  1. it STRUCK you the colours?! lol did you intend for the pun? you know i love this pic!

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