Snake

Went in a little bit ago to toss some laundry in. As I was reaching across the dryer to turn it on, I relized that there was a snake heading down, with his head propped on the basket of clean clothes on top of the dryer!

Ran up to get the camera, and (s)he was already high-tailing(?) it out, but got a couple of shots anyway. Looks like a harmless Black Rat Snake, I think.

The wide shot. Click for full size image

The wide shot. Click for full size image

And a closeup on the head. Lightened to show the body coloring better.

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4 thoughts on “Snake

  1. Came across your site from scca looking for some pics. Anyways, i had a similar snake in my air conditioner about 2 years ago. How he got in there i will never know, but by the time i realized there was a snake in there he had been chopped to little bits by the fan blade, and had wrapped himself around the motor shaft and basically cooked himself to death from the friction. Grotesque :) there are a lot of creepy crawlers around dc/va that is for sure!

  2. Bummer — they’re really not bad — take care of the mice population nicely. They really don’t need much of an opening at all – they can apparently get thru cracks that are smaller than their heads due to them being flexible.

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