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Common Ribbonsnake

Thamnophis sauritus sauritus

Description:

A Common- or Eastern Ribbonsnake spotted on a bush beyond the observation tower in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. Photo 1 is entitled, "Open your mouth wide and say, 'Ahhh!'" I'm not sure whether the snake was yawning or trying to intimidate me.

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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41 Comments (1–25)

wyatt10012
wyatt10012 6 years ago

with such a small body a such a big head

amazing!

Congratulations!

BobSpader
BobSpader 7 years ago

Congratulations, Walter!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great series - congratulations on your SOTD!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Congrats Walter... This poor guy...must be in self defense stance...

Geodialist
Geodialist 7 years ago

My sincere thanks for the honor, Yasser, and thanks to everyone for the favorites and nice comments!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 7 years ago

Congratulations Geodialist. What a spine chilling spotting! Awesome

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

I can't "double like" this all though I want to. This really deserves SOTD. I love the snake. What a view. Congratulations on all your many wonderful spots.

squaresolid
squaresolid 7 years ago

hahaha, such a beauty!
cool spotting, congrats!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Congratulations !!

jimmy76
jimmy76 7 years ago

Nice Picture

tdphuc
tdphuc 7 years ago

Nice shot!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 7 years ago

Congrats for the SOTD..!

patty
patty 7 years ago

Congratulations Geodialist! Nice spotting and series and the first picture is very impressive.

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 7 years ago

Glad to see this terrific spotting has gotten SOTD! Congratulations!

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Great spotting! Congratulations!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 7 years ago

Nice shots. Congratulations!!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Fantastic!
Congratulations Walter!

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 7 years ago

Congrats. that's amazing spotting

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Well done Walter.. Congrats.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 7 years ago

Congratulations Walter!

Yasser
Yasser 7 years ago

Walter, we have chosen this excellent spotting to kick-off our first-ever Snake Week in collaboration with Cameron and the folks at the Center for Snake Conservation. Congratulations on the Spotting of the Day and for starting this awesome week off properly!

"The Common or Eastern Ribbon Snake gets its name from its very thin body. At maturity it can be anywhere from 18 to 86 cm in length. It is a slender black snake with a yellow midback stripe and one on each side."

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Geodialist
Geodialist 7 years ago

Thanks for the kinds words, Cameron, and thanks for the invitation to add my spotting to the Snakes of the United States mission. Done!

WOW! I don't think I have ever seen a ribbon snake do such an amazing defense response. They have opened their mouths at me many, many times but the lip curling is impressive in this one. GREAT SPOTTING! Please consider adding your spotting to the Snakes of the United States mission. Thanks! Cameron

Geodialist
Spotted by
Geodialist

Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.76, Long: -77.10

Spotted on Aug 21, 2012
Submitted on Aug 22, 2012

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