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Snakey Lick!

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Monday October 7, 2013

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Imagine opening your garage walk door and finding THIS on your doorstep, as I did this morning! Harmless blacksnake, but it did give me a start -- and a photo op. He kept flicking his tongue in and out, as a way of smelling me, trying to figure out what I was.

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6. ChrisAnthemum
3:34 PM GMT on October 13, 2013
I think it's mine too, Pat; I love how its little tongue is moving so fast that it's blurred.
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5. DesertNomad
8:28 AM GMT on October 13, 2013
I think this is my favorite.
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4. ChrisAnthemum
5:29 PM GMT on October 08, 2013
He was checking me out as well as I was checking him out, so I was able to get quite close. This pic is slightly cropped, but only slightly. Thanks, Marijka!
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3. gatorgal
4:50 PM GMT on October 08, 2013
Wow!
Excellent close-up!!
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2. ChrisAnthemum
10:24 PM GMT on October 07, 2013
LOL, Arlene! Good thing you don't live here, then, where these are quite common. They're actually beneficial, eating rats and mice, large bugs, etc. But they do get into bird nests and clean out the eggs or young, and will get into chicken coops and steal eggs if they can. Last place I lived, the chicken pen wasn't as tight as the one I have now, and I did catch a blacksnake in the act of swallowing an egg. I choked it out of him and released him elsewhere. Thanks for commenting!
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1. canuckjune
10:20 PM GMT on October 07, 2013
If I saw a snake like that I would either die on the spot or have a heart attack. I HATE snakes of all kinds and I am glad we don't have too many of them here, especially big ones.
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ChrisAnthemum

Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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