Snake Friends

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The Western Diamondback is one I’ve seen a couple times. He (she?) lives in that old abandoned house I wrote about a few posts back. Pretty approachable little guy or gal.

Snakes. Don’t be weird about it, they’re awesome. I’ve seen quite a few species lately, but I don’t usually have the good camera around. The absolutely adorable Western Earth Snake was in some shallow water and came out for a pretty perfect photo op. Look at the freaking water drop on his head! Lookit! I love that little guy.

I was really, really happy to be able to get a few shots of the Eastern Hognose (one of my favorite snakes). I picked him up, with the 500 mm in my hand, which didn’t work out that well and he got kind of annoyed so I didn’t snuggle with him too long. This is only the second I’ve seen. They’re pretty sweet, they get all cobra-y when irritated. Which, yes, this one is doing. Oops.

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow is a seasonal field biologist, nature photographer and nomad. She has worked with several federally endangered bird species (including the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo and Piping Plover), sea turtles, and bats all over the United States. She is rarely in one place for more than a few months at a time and her whereabouts are often confusing. Field work has given her great opportunity to travel often and meshes with her passion for wildlife and nature photography perfectly. Through her photography, Jill hopes to convey her love and respect of the natural world.

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Jill

Thanks Douglas! I should maybe have a bit more fear than I do, but ah well. I’m fascinated by snakes!

Douglas Trent

Thank you!  It is great that you are not afraid of these lovely creatures!