On the nose
That’s where this ornery little garter snake bit me. On my nose. That’s what I get for holding it up to my face to get a better look and talk to it, I guess.
“Awwww, you’re a cute little snake, aren’t you!”
Look at that mischievous grin.
This Thamnophis sirtalis was about 12″ long, with teeth not big enough to break my skin. When I caught him (with one hand, not wanting to put down my beer) he musked me twice. Then I got the startling bite (he also attacked the camera a few times), but eventually he calmed down and we hung out for a while.
I simply adore snakes, maybe I will write a post about my babies sometime (I have a ball python, corn snake, and kenyan sand boa). I know, I know, I’m an invert person, but I have enough love to spare for all the scaly and slimy and chiton-y creatures of the world!
Posted on June 27, 2011, in Vertebrates. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Great photo of a T. sirtalis, they are one of my favorite snakes. I own two and have one for observation. They display such amazing variability in coloration.