Corn snake in the hand

Snake in the grass and in the hand:

Snake in the grass Snake in the hand

Yellow Dog caught this snake by the swamp. She set it down when I told her too (I was surprised). When she and Brown Dog went off in the brush, I picked it up to transport it where they wouldn’t get it again. Snake on the skin:

Snake on the skin

It’s a corn snake, Pantherophis guttatus guttatus; it eats rodents, which eat corn. Snake wrap:

Snake wrap

It was playing possum most of this time. Snake posing:

Snake ear Snake posing

When I set it down back in the woods by the swamp, the snake made a fast exit; you can hardly see it, it moved so fast.

Here’s a still with the snake in it:

Snake exit
Pictures and video by John S. Quarterman and Gretchen Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms,
Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 June 2013.