deponti (deponti) wrote,
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Sssssuddenly, a Sssssnake in the Ssssstreet

We were driving back home, and had turned into our street when D braked suddenly, saying, "Oh, I hope I didn't run over it!" ...when he backed up, we found that he hadn't.


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Here it is, a little closer:

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and here's a short video I took:





After we parked back home, I went off to see if I could help it into the long grass, but it had disappeared...whether it had successfully glided off, or had become lunch for a bird, I don't know. The snake was very alert, in a state of alarm, and definitely not gliding along; I suspect it might have been dropped by a bird, though it did not look injured.




I've been googling for snakes of Missouri, but I can't seem to get a perfect match for these markings. Now I'm sorry I didn't pick up the brochure on the snakes that I saw yesterday in the Visitors' Center at Forest Park! :)
I've asked the experts, let's see what they say.

Update:Danny Brown says it's a

MIDLAND BROWN SNAKE

Thanks Danny!
Tags: photography, reptile, snake, st louis, video, weekend, wildlife
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