Ron informs me that many people are
very uncomfortable even looking at photos of snakes. So I've segregated
some of my favorite snake photos on this separate page. Almost all are
from 2007, when we just happened to have our old front door open, with
only the storm door closed. It looked out on our front entrance, which has
a stone-clad front walk and then two steps up to the front entry porch. It
also bordered our old driveway pad, under which a black snake lived for
years. We always rather enjoyed the snake, which kept the rodents down and
would sometimes come out of its entrance hole to take the sun on the stone
walk. It also would disappear at the first vibration of movement either
from the front door opening or a car driving up.
But anyway, one morning before that happened, we had the storm door open which let me observe the resident snake just starting to emerge from the hole it had made under the edge of the driveway pad. I quick grabbed my camera, snuck up to the glass door and was able to take a number of photos before the snake decided to retreat. Below are four of the better results.