The Eastern Kingsnake has a beautifully patterned head.

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Comments (6)

Susan Lynn on January 5, 2012

There are certainly quite a few snakes in your area. I'm lucky, all we have are garter snakes.

Bosun Dawg on January 5, 2012

Yes there are. I see one almost every day in the summer. These are very useful as they eat poisonous snakes. This one was hunting a poisonous Copperhead and I didn't know it. I didn't see the Copperhead and it struck at me. Now I am very careful when I see a King hunting. I assume we must have garter snakes but maybe not, as I have seen so many species but not that one.

Susan Lynn on January 6, 2012

That is incredible. I assume from what you told me, that the King snake is not poisonous, yet it preys on the Copperhead, which is.

Bosun Dawg on January 6, 2012

That is correct.

Susan Lynn on January 7, 2012

That's one way of keeping the population down.

Diane MP on September 16, 2012

Great capture, that's not an easy one to get. Like.

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  • Uploaded on January 1, 2012
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    by Bosun Dawg
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2011/05/16 17:32:45
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 135.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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