Sunday, September 20, 2009

My Favorite Subject

As you can tell from my posts, I am crazy about snakes. They are the most misunderstood lot of creatures and are often viewed as pests. Reality is they have a purpose in the eco-system like with all the other creatures. As predators, snakes help to keep population of other prey animals in check. If man destroys all snakes then there will be an imbalance in the eco-system.
My little subject today is an Elegant Bronzeback that was spotted warming itself. It stuck its tongue out at me not because it is being rude but snakes use their tongues to sense and taste the air around them to look for prey or identify threats.This fella was pretty cooperative and the photo below shows you why the species is call Bronzebacks. After finishing my shoot, I let the snake go on its way as with all snakes they flee versus hang around and tangle with a human. We are not their prey and they will not waste their time with us. The next time you see a snake leave it alone.


iml said...

Oops! that's a real close up shot. I wouldn't be able to, with my Cannon Ixus digital. Delighted to have stumble upon your blog. Great outdoor photographys.

Shirls said...

Ha!Ha! Just enjoy the snakes here. Do drop in again.