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Ribbon Snake, Back Yard

When Ted called out “get your camera, there’s a snake on the patio”  I grabbed my gear that had the Tamron 180mm lens attached and went as far as the screened in porch. I’m sure I’ve mentioned I’m not really a snake fan. But it was back yard nature so I wanted to see.

By this time the snake had left the patio and zipped up a Crepe Myrtle. I waited for Ted to spot it  and we were pretty sure it was a harmless Ribbon Snake, then I ventured out the porch door.

Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle
Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle

He was wrapped back on himself, lifted his head for a look around then stayed still for several minutes.

Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle
Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle

With the fixed 180mm lens I couldn’t get far enough back with a clear view to take him all in (ugg). A little breeze was moving a branch from a neighboring tree in and out of the frame.

Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle
Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle

A tighter crop after he had moved his head just a tad:

Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle
Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle

Standing on the porch with the door open I got a little different view, but still didn’t get his full tail.

Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle
Ribbon Snake in Crepe Myrtle

About 20 minutes later we watched him slowly exit the tree and head back into the woods. Where I would like him to stay!

 

Ribbon Snake

Let me start with, I’m not a fan. However, there he was laying in the sun, on a log over the water. No way he would bother me, plus I was pretty sure he’s a harmless variety.

Ribbon Snake on Log
Ribbon Snake on Log

He moved, but not very far to have peek closer to the water.

Ribbon Snake on Log
Ribbon Snake on Log

I wandered along the path and when I came back he had doubled back, and seemed content to stay right there.

Ribbon Snake on Log
Ribbon Snake on Log