June 17, 2010

Snakes in Concord

Three snake encounters this spring seem worth sharing.
A northern watersnake threesome, found mating in mid-May at Great Meadows.  The smaller snakes are the two males.

A 4.5 foot long milksnake crossed my path on the historic cart path behind the Ripley School and near the shoreline of Gowing's Swamp.

A tiny screaming voice in the grass brought my attention to this drama between a garter snake and a frog.  This encounter occured in the exact same spot crossed by the milk snake a few days before.

1 comment:

  1. Talk about ambition, that garter snake and the frog!