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“Northern” Wordless Wednesday

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Pearly-eye

Northern Water Snake

Northern Water Snake

23 responses

  1. Great photos. Zoom lens on the snake, or did you really get that close??

    11 July 2007 at 8:21 am

  2. Looks like a tasty meal for the Pearly-eye.

    11 July 2007 at 8:55 am

  3. Those are great photos. I love the juxtaposition of the butterfly and the — errrr — poop (sorry, I live iwth a 7 year old boy!). Also, love the way the snake is curling up as if he’s saying, “Watch out. I am a dangerous rattlesnake. I might strike! Watch out!”

    Thanks for the smile!

    11 July 2007 at 9:11 am

  4. Hmmm… a beautiful butterfly on a turd…
    How close did you have to get?

    11 July 2007 at 9:27 am

  5. Beautiful butterfly but I can’t say much for the entree. That snake would have caused me a heart attack. But it’s harmless right?

    11 July 2007 at 9:59 am

  6. @ Laura – thanks and got right up with the snake! It was a smaller one so even if it did bite me it wouldn’t have been that bad!
    @ Patrick – they find the worse things to feed on!
    @ Liz – thanks and LOL! Funny the things that make us laugh! It was trying to say watch out but I just ignored it for the photo!
    @ Lynne – I was within a few inches of the butterfly and that is one of their favorite things to feed from!
    @ Linda – thanks and pulled over to get the photo! Well, that and make sure it didn’t get run over! Might do a little bite since it was a smaller snake! Picture just makes it look big!

    11 July 2007 at 1:00 pm

  7. Oh I’m smiling. I was so busy admiring that gorgeous butterfly that I missed its pedestal. Then I got to the comments of your more astute fans. Party poopers :0D

    Sorry. No such thing as a ‘wouldn’t have been that bad’ snake bite. You’re a hoot.

    11 July 2007 at 3:50 pm

  8. I didn’t know there was a butterfly that fed on scat! Alrighty then, I learned something new today! I love your snake photo, too!

    11 July 2007 at 4:03 pm

  9. Grace

    All water snakes are too big!

    11 July 2007 at 6:54 pm

  10. wow – two great ‘northern’ species to have pictures of. Nice job.

    11 July 2007 at 7:19 pm

  11. There’s seems to be a subliminal raccoon thing going around these blogs –or is it just me?
    Nice close-ups–(of the living subjects)

    11 July 2007 at 7:39 pm

  12. Sorry, I can’t get past Lynne’s comment! LOL!

    Great photos – you get so much detail every time.

    11 July 2007 at 9:42 pm

  13. Very pretty Nerodia… 🙂 Pearly-Eye is nice too.

    11 July 2007 at 10:05 pm

  14. Lynne is a looney.
    A butterfly on poopies…well, someone has to do it, right?

    11 July 2007 at 11:28 pm

  15. Like Cathy, I fully missed the poo…lol….initially looked like a piece of bark to me!

    12 July 2007 at 6:50 am

  16. Did you use hypnosis on this snake?! 🙂 They always run away from me.

    12 July 2007 at 7:50 am

  17. @ Cathy – Thanks for your kind words for you and we sure do get some good comments in here don’t we?
    @ Pam – they love scat! They are even found on dead things! Thanks
    @ Grace – This was a “little” snake, well for water snakes!
    @ Marty – thanks
    @ Nina – thanks and must be something going around!
    @ Mary – LOL, thanks!
    @ Nick – Thought you would like this herp!
    @ Susan – a poopie or turd . . its all the same!
    @ Jayne – we don’t normally get to look at their scat that close and is easily overlooked!
    @ Rurality- This one was in the middle of the road and was smaller than most others! The Watersnakes that I find always swim away from me!

    12 July 2007 at 10:27 am

  18. gardenqueen

    Just found you, and very happy about it. Great photos.

    12 July 2007 at 2:48 pm

  19. Speaking of herps, when are you going to post the two-tail?

    12 July 2007 at 6:32 pm

  20. @ Gardenqueen – thanks for visiting and also glad you found this site!
    @ Nick – holding off on it right now! We have been asking around and it has been strongly suggested that we publish something in Herp Review!

    12 July 2007 at 8:18 pm

  21. Gorgeous butterfly.

    12 July 2007 at 11:59 pm

  22. I love seeing the butterflies!
    So many are different ones.
    It is so wonderful the way nature has her clean up crews out.
    Snake is nice!
    Thanks for great photos and comments to comments.

    14 July 2007 at 1:34 pm

  23. @ Laura – thanks
    @ Sherry – thanks and they even love dead things! I am very glad you visited and loved checking out your site as well!

    14 July 2007 at 9:11 pm

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