I usually first see these pictures on my phone. It is fairly easy to identify the animal most of the time, even on the small screen. Sometimes I have to look a little harder or pull it up on a computer screen.
Most of the images are accompanied by concern that a rattlesnake is in their home.
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Eastern Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum
This one intially looked a little like a northern watersnake on my small phone screen. What did you first think?
I get a number of pictures emailed to me every year from people all over Ohio and Michigan. I decided to start sharing some of these to the rest of my readers as well. You will find a number of "frequent flyers" continue to puzzle interested folk all over.
This snake was photographed in Michigan the first week in November. I hope it made it down for the winter shortly after the photoshoot.
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Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos
Unfortunately, as winter is upon us I have a bunch more of these to try and keep us occupied.
I spend as much time outdoors and viewing wildlife as often as possible. While pursuing these activities, photography has grown into a passion of mine. The Buckeye Herps Blog is my attempt to chronicle my adventures which started in Ohio, continue in Michigan, and take me all over the country and the world.