July 19, 2010; Barton, Vermont
We had quite the year for snakes. We had two species coming out of the old granite foundation of the house, and they were quite large. I like this different perspective for a photograph of a snake. I find it quite mesmerizing. The cats have not been catching any of the snakes this year, which is a good thing. Last summer, in New Hampshire, Buddy was bit in the eye by a garter snake and went blind in that eye for quite a long time. He still has occasional problems with his vision. Below is a photograph that shows how long this snake was.
July 20, 2010; Barton, Vermont