This is either a garter or a ribbon snake that was found in the middle of a quiet dirt road at an unusual time of the year - April! Although it was a mild April day, the snake was really not in his season, and was quite docile and allowed me to get some photographs that might not have been possible otherwise.
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I found this snake in April, laying in the middle of a dirt road. April is a bit early for snakes.
It had buried its head as it warmed itself on the road.
My super-macro mode on my camera is like a magnifying glass, allowing this up close view of the scales.
When I touched the snake to see if it was alive, it popped its head up.
This picture turned out well, and is my favorite picture of all these here.
A different angle.
Laying in the road lets the snake get warm, but is extremely dangerous, for obvious reasons.
Perhaps because the early spring weather in the 60s was cold to the snake, it was quite tame, and let me pick it up, move it off the road, and take some pictures of it while being held.
What are you looking at?
Another head-on view.
Might not be so cute looking if you were a very small frog.
Side of the face.
Snake on my jeans. This might freak some people out I suppose, but these snakes are not harmful!
I moved the snake off the road.
Full view of the snake off of the road.