Eastern Coral Snake (Pics)

eorlandoeorlando Posts: 560 Officer
Back at the beginning of the month we had a cool morning and my wife, my 2 kids (5 years old and 14 months), and my 8 year old nephew were playing hide and go seek around the yard. I was in the house and my daughter comes running up to the house yelling snake, snake! I thought for sure it was going to be a red rat snake. To my surprise when I got there it was a coral snake. I ran back into the house to get my snake hook and rubbermaid container to put it in so I could relocate it. When I relocated him at his new home I decided to take a few pics. All pics were taken with the D7100 and 300mm f4 af-s. CC always welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking!

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16236942346_31f0ae3954_b.jpgDSC_2817 by e_orlando, on Flickr

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16077029747_180748bb8e_b.jpgDSC_2839 by e_orlando, on Flickr

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16262911695_67f2fffb77_b.jpgDSC_2859 by e_orlando, on Flickr

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15643016823_e42561dbc7_b.jpgDSC_2870 by e_orlando, on Flickr

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15640504944_5c96a0ffe4_b.jpgDSC_2898 by e_orlando, on Flickr

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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,144 AG
    Very nice. I use the same set up, although I would have probably used my 80-200 2.8
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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    Most excellent shots! Thanks for sharing them.

    You have an actual snake hook? Are you some sort of **** herpetologist or something? :)
  • underwaterunderwater Posts: 113 Officer
    Wow! Great photos and a beautiful animal.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    coral snake!!! wow....

    i'm 62 years old and have spent many years in the woods as a surveyor....
    i've seen just about every kind of snake common to this part of the world and never seen a coral snake...
    at least that i can remember...

    #3 and the last one are really great images...
    the last one is the best though with the snake curled up in that strange geometrical position...
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  • acesoveracesover Posts: 552 Officer
    Great pictures and a great release!
    FYIWFG
  • eorlandoeorlando Posts: 560 Officer
    Thanks for the comments!

    Chuck, yes I actually have a snake hook and tongs. I have worked with snakes all my life…venomous and non-venemous.
  • esteroestero Posts: 2,041 Captain
    Excellent pictures and a great looking snake. What did you do with the snake? The venom could be very useful.

    Just because you’re  Offended  Doesn’t mean you right!

  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    eorlando wrote: »
    Thanks for the comments!

    Chuck, yes I actually have a snake hook and tongs. I have worked with snakes all my life…venomous and non-venemous.

    The fact you said venomous instead of poisonous was a clue you had some skills in that arena. Good on you for not killing it. I think I like #4 best but they are all great.
  • Pescatoral PursuitPescatoral Pursuit Posts: 5,065 Admiral
    As a teenager, I didn't go anywhere without my snake hook and a pillowcase.
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  • redsgurlredsgurl Posts: 469 Deckhand
    Beautiful
    Suz


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  • FlatchasingFlatchasing Posts: 6 Greenhorn
    Red and yellow kill a fellow

    Nice pictures I would have used my 105 mm but that's just me
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