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This snake has a pattern of yellow stripes on a brown or green background. This one was small - maybe 15 inches long.
This snake was hanging over the edge of a small frog pond that had green frogs in it. It was watching one frog in particular while flicking its tongue for at least 10 minutes. It finally gave up and slithered away.
Here's the spotting of the frog it was watching: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/488...
Spotted on Jun 21, 2017
Submitted on Jun 21, 2017
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Thank you Jim!
Great job on the spotting and photos, Christine!
Thanks Lauren and António!
Beautiful shot! Congratulations!
Beautiful series Christine,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing
Thanks Mark and Felix! I was fortunate to be there at the right time. Thank you Daniele for SOTD!
Great spotting Christine. Congrats!
Well deserved! Congrats.
Congratulations Christine, this great series and notes is our Spotting of the Day!
"Check out the tongue on this Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis), our Spotting of the Day! The common garter snake is indigenous to North America and is largely distributed across the continent. From our member Christine Y's notes: "This snake was hanging over the edge of a small frog pond that had green frogs in it. It was watching one frog in particular while flicking its tongue for at least 10 minutes. It finally gave up and slithered away". Chemical senses play an important role in the behavior of snakes. Tongue-flicking is a behavior used by snakes to gather and deliver chemical substances to their vomeronasal organ, an auxiliary olfactory sense organ that is found in many animals"
Thanks Hema :)
That's really beautiful photography!