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Opheodrys aestivus aestivus
Small wiry species. This one just under 2 ft long. As this species approaches a potential prey item it usually sways back and forth. This actually disguises its approach as the movement replicates vegetation swaying in the wind. See videos: https://youtu.be/bVy2ijTICts https://youtu.be/8QoH1SkHsYg
Spotted at White Oak State Park. Mixed forest.
Spotted on Oct 2, 2019
Submitted on Oct 3, 2019