Smooth snake

This morning we went back to the secret smooth snake stronghold and struck gold again. This is actually the same adult individual that I photographed before – I’ve compared the head markings.

Just. So. Beautiful.



7 thoughts on “Smooth snake

    • Yes as far as I’m aware they are territorial. The ones I’ve seen I found under artificial refugia – pieces of corrugated tin or roofing felt put down by wildlife organisations to monitor populations of reptiles. Because the tins or felts heat up quickly and retain the heat, they attract reptiles to bask or shelter underneath them. Surveys can then be made and populations monitored. By photographing their head markings and identifying them, you can track the progress of individuals.

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