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Uploaded 9-May-12
Taken 5-May-12


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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Reptiles
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Keywords:louisiana, reptile, sherburne, snake, western ribbon snake
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Dimensions1440 x 960
Original file size434 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-May-12 11:26
Date modified5-May-12 19:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length180 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/50 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Western Ribbon Snake

Western Ribbon Snake

Looks threatening, but it's only a yawn to reposition the lower jaw. These and many other snakes can unhinge their jaws to virtually crawl around their prey as they swallow. Sometimes the jaw seems to become uncomfortable and must be shifted back into place.