Sunday, September 13, 2009

Low to the ground

I mentioned on Friday that there were a lot of birds and desert creatures out and about last Sunday at the Desert Botanical Gardens. This black and white snake was slithering about on one of the pathways. He didn’t move very fast on the pavement, but the minute he hit the dirt he took off in a flash.

10 comments:

Fio said...

Brrrr!!!!!!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Maybe the snack slithers slowly over the sidewalk because the pavement is rough on his belly.

The Desert Botanical Garden is a haven for some animals, but they have a rabbit fence around the entire property to try to keep out the rabbits, who would have a feast on the plants, although we have seen a few rabbits inside.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, way cool. I have never seen a snake at the DBG before.

glenda said...

What a beauty! I've never seen a snake on my hikes through the gardens. I need to look down on occasion.

Jilly said...

What a beauty. I really like snakes and this one is gorgeous.

Leeds daily photo - Paul said...

He is a beauty. I looked up snakes of Arizona, you sure have quite a few. Over here in England they really are not common.
I may be wrong but this looks like a Common Kingsnake.

JM said...

Beautiful snake! Amazing pattern.

scottsdalearizonanews said...

Snakes a cool to look at in a control place like at the zoo. I don't like running info them working or hiking!

susieofarabia said...

That is one pretty snake - easy to spot and run away from!

Lisa Wilson said...

Nice catch!