Here’s the snake!

I’ve circled the snake from today’s earlier “spot the ____” puzzle, and enlarged it. Did you find it? Do you know the species?

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14 Comments

  1. Randy schenck
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Just a wild guess – Eastern Diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus

  2. rickflick
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I must be suffering from a brain tumor. I still can’t see it. Even in the closeup.
    😎

    • Randy schenck
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      It is curled up. Really blends in, spotted.

    • David Duncan
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

      Nor can I. Time for new glasses?

    • Taskin
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

      I don’t see it either 😦

    • ratabago
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

      It’s actually harder to see in the close-up, because it is so pixelated. The snake is right where I thought it was. But if I hadn’t been told that there was a snake in the picture, I would have remained unconvinced.

      There’s an idea for a new challenge. half a dozen photos, which one has the nightjar, and where?

      • rickflick
        Posted February 25, 2017 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

        “half a dozen photos”

        The constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. 😎

  3. John W.
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Dusky pygmy rattlesnake

    • Blue
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

      O, I cannot see it eithet and soooo hope to goodness that I do not happen to meander (too) near by to one; but thank you, Mr John W, for its id !

      I love snakes and have often handled nonvenomous ones (even, as a mama of kiddos, owned for years and years and through triply – stapled bagfuls of its / Rex’s [kiddo liked Latin so, yeah, for ‘king’ although it shoulda been named Regina as it was a she – snake / the State’s herpetologist] mousy groceries month after month a so – darling Eastern Florida Kingsnake) but just cannot handle being startled, particularly by venomous ones.

      Blue

  4. Tom Lott
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    It’s a Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri), which is very small and can be incredibly abundant in parts of Florida.

    • darrelle
      Posted February 25, 2017 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      They can be very agressive too. I almost stepped on one walking through my neighbors front yard one day. It repeatedly struck at me. Full body length + strikes. It would quickly coil up then throw itself at me completely extending itself, forcful enough that it was actually moving more than a body length each time. Did that at least six times in a row, very quickly. I decided against trying to catch it to show it to my kids.

      Though grouchy it was beautiful.

  5. Newish Gnu
    Posted February 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    That’s no snake. That’s a morel mushroom.

  6. Gareth Price
    Posted February 26, 2017 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    I was looking at what I thought was a snake’s head sticking up and a body snaking away behind, at about one and a half circle diameters away from the circle, at about 2 o’ clock. Am I going mad?!


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