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Naughty Snake !!

By Hermanus
This naughty little snake [ about 40cm / 15 inches long] bit the guy who helped me get the garden ready for winter on his finger yesterday !! Fortunately it is not poisonous Smile It is called a Twakroller [ Tobacco roller] in the local vernacular because it rolls itself up when in danger. We found three snakes yesterday Smile Must be the last of the warm weather driving them out to get a last bit before their winter sleep Smile
V2 - Fully coiled up
Thanx so much for your votes and comments on the YELLOWTAIL fish in the bucket - much appreciated !
Have a great midweek break Smile

Tags: Snake Wildlife and nature

Voters: S_Psharma, BHUBAN, pollisher and 85 more

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
1 May 2013 4:45AM
A superb picture both versions are very good.

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BHUBAN 6 India
1 May 2013 5:07AM
Ray12 Plus
5 137 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 5:11AM
Very nice H...... I hope to see some snakes on my trip to Nepal
Wow! A great capture.

A magic image beautiful texture and shape.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
1 May 2013 6:15AM
Wow never seen anything like it, well done.
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
1 May 2013 6:32AM
Fantastic, never seen anything like that before.

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 6:38AM
Woooah! How amazing... Fascinating to see it's defence strategy...
Both images are simply wonderful and interesting!
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
1 May 2013 6:40AM
Morning Herman, I am glad I do not live near you as am petrified of snakes...well captured.....a beautiful day in Cape Town, as its a Public holiday we plan a drive somewhere for lunchGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
1 May 2013 6:46AM
Definitely V1, wonderful framing. Super!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
1 May 2013 6:59AM
That would put me off gardening for a while!!! WinkGrinGrinGrin
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 6:59AM
Great captures - but ugh! Herman, please can we return to your beautiful hibiscus flowers! Wink

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
1 May 2013 7:17AM
A fascinating shape. Don't these snakes realise that spaghetti is rolled into such a shape to make it easier to eat!! GrinGrinGrin

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 7:18AM
Great shots, I must admit I am scared of snakes but I can appreciate their beauty,

Ali SmileSmile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
1 May 2013 7:30AM
Beautiful but scary to us Scots. I would love to see an Adder but in all my years of tramping the hills have yet to come across one Smile

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
1 May 2013 7:34AM
A great set ,but so sorry to hear about th gentleman.
1 May 2013 7:35AM
Wonderful capture Herman. At least you wont have r rodent problem in your garden SmileSmile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 7:36AM
Ouch but what super shot's, love his markings.
1 May 2013 7:39AM
lesarnott 8 11 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 7:39AM
Super subject and nice capture Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 7:40AM
Isn't he well handsome??
1 May 2013 7:52AM
Super images Herman, V1 my favourite,
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
1 May 2013 8:14AM
Nice Images!! I like them and the info a lot!!
mossy 5 46 1 England
1 May 2013 8:15AM
Im glad we dont get snakes round my way, Grin, all tensed up and ready for action.
jackyp 7 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 8:21AM
Amazing capture Herman, love V1, those coils !!! Smile
1 May 2013 8:26AM
Two excellent captures Herman, but V1 is a stunning one, in all waysSmileSmileSmile
9 10 10 England
1 May 2013 8:30AM
Two good images Herman - V1 showing the details to really good advntage.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 8:48AM
Excellent captures, Herman glad we do not get them over here.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 8:50AM
2 great images Herman, hope the chap who was bitten is okSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 9:08AM
Two super images Herman.
Regards, Alf.
1 May 2013 9:08AM
Morning Herman. Great shot even though i'm not a big fan of snakes Blush

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
1 May 2013 9:23AM
I'm afraid I would give up gardening. I am terrified of those critters.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
1 May 2013 9:23AM
So interesting with the rolling up

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 9:26AM
Two great images superb detail well spotted and captured, so glad he isn't venomous, I still wouldn't go anywhere near him though Tongue

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 May 2013 9:38AM
I am happy we don't have these critters around our way, Herman, but they make fine subjects all the same, and you have captured this one's characteristic behaviour so well in these two shots.
debu 8 India
1 May 2013 11:37AM
Excellent capture.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 11:39AM
Love the fully coiled snake in v2 - Helen SmileSmile
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
1 May 2013 12:17PM
V2 for me. Interesting capture
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 12:29PM
Two incredible images Herman, what an amazing animal - hope your gardener friend is ok - I know he is not poisonous but I bet it gave him a nasty shock!(the snake not your friend)!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 May 2013 12:33PM
Two good shots Herman. It looks dangerous and ready to strike. Glad its not poisonous.......Sandy
6 3 8 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 1:19PM
I would have run a mile! I will never post a snake image as I don't like them, but well done as these are great images.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
I hope the guy is ok tooWinkTongue
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
1 May 2013 2:17PM
I'll never cross them on the paths around Ireland,,can you get a little closer next time,,lol.
Nice set.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
1 May 2013 2:28PM
V1 with it s repeating shapes is most interesting, v2 is just too scary!
Diggeo 5 13 Greece
1 May 2013 3:06PM
Fantastic series. Well done!
Your Naughty Snake absolutely didnt need any mod, Herman , but because you asked,and because its fun, I did. The original might be better!GrinGrinGrin But for funWink--- Best Regards from Finland! Jukka.
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 4:20PM
Glad it was just naughty and not nasty!.. lovely shots
1 May 2013 5:03PM
Are there any other kind? Hope you had a long tele Herman!!!!! Don
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 5:06PM
Educational info. Thanks for sharing Herman.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
1 May 2013 5:07PM
one word perfect
1 May 2013 5:55PM
Great snake photo, I like the way it coils up so tightly Herman
Regards Brian
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 5:55PM
Super coil you have caught here, Herman.

1 May 2013 6:14PM
Fabulous captures, Herman !
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
1 May 2013 6:26PM
Excellent capture Herman, some snakes have amazing colours.


capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 6:31PM
So glad that I can garden without worrying about snakes.WinkSmile

1 May 2013 10:12PM
Fascinating Herman. Good shots
We get garter snakes in our gardens here. Totally benign, they eat pests. This looks much cooler. A really unusual snake.

Good photos, Herman.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
2 May 2013 6:56AM
Interesting capture, excellent light. Not sure whether I would get so close to it though...
2 May 2013 12:37PM
Una captura maravillosa..
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
3 May 2013 5:30AM
Beautiful and beautifully captured.
johncob 8 34 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 6:12PM
Hermanus Interesting great shots. Regards John

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