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Mexican ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus rutiloris)

Sunday, December 31, 2006 | 0 comments

A day after Esme and I had bought a new digital camera, a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600, we went out for a short walk in order to try it out. Near to her mother's place there is a nice place with pastures and trees, so we decided to go there.

Mexican ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus rutiloris).
Mexican ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus rutiloris).

We followed a dirt track, and suddenly I saw the above snake, a Thamnophis proximus rutiloris (Mexican ribbon snake, or Gulf Coast ribbon snake) on the road ahead of us. It curled a bit up while I took a few pictures, and tried to bluff me away by hissing at me, and assuming a strike pose.

After a few photos it decided it wasn't working, and suddenly the snake moved towards the nearby grass and disappeared into it.

For more pictures of this snake, see A snake on the road.

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