|Neonate eastern massasauga rattlesnake|
It didn't move for about 10 or 15 minutes of me photographing it and steering cars around. This was shot with my 10-20mm wide angle. For the nonphotographers out there, that means I had to scoot up nice and close to get that shot. He didn't care.
I switched to the 90mm macro for a few shots.
|The classic diagnostic shot.|
I also shooed a neonate water snake and a couple garter snakes off the road this day. Unfortunately, there were two or three DOR (dead on road) water snakes, a few DOR garters, and DOR ribbon snake and a DOR redbelly snake. Snakes were definitely moving, although like usual, the dead out numbered the living. Happily, no DOR saugas were found. I pride myself in spotting small snakes in the road, and seeing how slow to eventually move off this little guy was, this high traffic area most definitely would have claimed him soon.
So, do you brake for snakes?