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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Snakes

One of the nice things about wandering around in the bush here on Vancouver Island is that there are no poisonous snakes. There are only 4 kinds of snake on the island and three of them are Garter Snakes - like the one pictured above, a Western Terrestrial Garter Snake, a name nearly as long as he is. The fourth kind of snake we have here is quite rare - I've never seen one. It's called a Sharp=tailed Snake and has a very limited range. I lived in Africa for many years, on the hot and humid west coast. In my first years there I was living in a rain forest village and any time I went for a walk in the forest I had always to be on the lookout for snakes because there were many that were deadly poisonous and quite aggressive - cobras and mambas, etc. The harmless little fellow above was photographed near Esquimalt Lagoon in April 2010.

4 comments:

William Kendall said...

This one is beautiful!

JoJo said...

Gack. I hate snakes. lol

jmd andco said...

Good shot although I'm not a fan of snakes. Bring back the birds, Benjamin : )

Stefan Jansson said...

Great snap of the snake.