Painted and Indigo Buntings,Doves,Pileated Woodpeckers,Red Bellied Woodpeckers, Squirrels,Cardinals,Wrens,Northern Parula Warblers,Osceola Turkeys,Racoons and Hawks visit our yard..while Osprey..an occasional Swallowtail Kite or Bald Eagle can be seen soaring overhead.. We live in a hammock area... Thickly wooded with palms, live oaks, red maples, needle palms and a soil(muck)that is like potting soil.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
SNAKES………..Black Racer (June ‘09)
This is a very fast snake. I was only able to snap a few pictures and then it was gone. Look at the size of the eye compared to it’s body.
I thought it was a Black Rat snake, but when my husband commented on it’s speed, I started checking. The large eye and white chin, convinced me it is a Black Racer.
It is hiding in a Bougainville bush. Look at the beauty of the scales.
Compare the head to that of the Yellow Rat Snake.
You can see there is a big difference in the size of the eye. They are both beautiful snakes.