Saturday, May 5, 2012

Surprise!

On our last visit to Northwest River Park, we spied this critter, climbing a tree.  I had just been traipsing around in the leaves, getting close to flowers for macro shots, so I was really, really glad he was up the tree and not under the leaves!



At least, I knew he wasn't poisonous!  Otherwise, I would not have even tried to get these photos - I would have been running in the opposite direction!


Linking to Camera Critters.

12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great find, I would be glad to see on the tree and not on the ground near me. But the poor birds have to hide. Great shots.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Great picture, but he's creepy :) As hard as I try to like and be all happy about snakes I just can't get over that they creep me out!

Dianna said...

oh......eeek. I don't think I would have been close enough to take pictures - even with a ZOOOOM lens!

Jan n Jer said...

You never think to look for snakes in trees...but your pics give us proof that they are there! YIKES!!!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh heck....not matter if it's poisonous or non---------I'd be running, and the snake would be slipping in my caca. Seriously, I HATE snakes.

Dare I say it tho? That last photo is pretty darned good, considerin'!!




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TexWisGirl said...

they really are fascinating creatures. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh well spotted Linda, not easy to catch something like this, you have such a good eye for finding things like this.

Pat said...

Great shot of him climbing the tree!

Red said...

We only have a few garter snakes. they are pretty small compared to this guy. I do like the little garter snakes.

chubskulit said...

Oh my goodness! I am scared of snake, of any kind.

The Cardinal, is my critter this week!

onespoiledcat said...

EEEK! I'm the "ultimate weinie" when it comes to snakes. Just simply cannot stand to even SEE them, much less come near them. I do, however, like the way they can climb a tree, using the bumps in the bark to hold on to. Still....EEEEK! :D

Pam and Sam

Betty Roan said...

I'm not a fan of the snake. I would have been running the other way anyway, because you know, where there is one, there is always two. I applaud your ability to aim your camera without shaking. ;)