26 September 2007

Corn Snake Adventure

There's nothing better than stumbling over a Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata) at work. Usually when I'm looking for snakes I rarely see them but they show up more often in my life now that I live in Florida. The Corn Snake is probably the second most seen snake in my life, only being surpassed by the Black Racer. I love how they come in a variety of colors and most of them are quite docile. This particular snake decided to come right up to the building and take a peek inside.

After a few laps around the entrance area the Corn Snake slithered right under my feet and back out to the wetlands. Of course I tried my best to resist touching this beauty but right before it slipped off the boardwalk I decided to pet its tail. Like most snakes, it gave a wiggle and shot off away from me. From the pictures it looks quite small but in actuality this was a 4 foot snake, at least.

1 comment:

Floridacracker said...

It's beautiful. Those are the big two foot tiles so you're right he is a big one.
I love that whole ratsnake clan.