Field Photo Friday!

Today’s post is going to be a simple one. Can you pick the critter out? It was hidden on this bald cypress as I was checking traps at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, Louisiana.

Did you find it? It’s on the lower third of the picture/trunk. This little guy is a Thamnophis proximus (Western Ribbon Snake). I would have passed him up if it weren’t for the PVC trap that I had on this tree.

Here’s a closer look. As a field collecting goes these guys are particularly difficult as they can squeeze out of traps, are partially arboreal, and are rather quick.

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~ by npvbroek on 05/06/2011.

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