GESO (2): something slithery (WARNING: PHOTOS OF SNAKES)
m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 21 14:01:55 EST 2020
> On 21 January 2020 at 03:10 John <jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> On 1/20/2020 11:15:28, Subash Jeyan wrote:
> > On Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:07:09 -0800
> > Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
> >>> On Jan 19, 2020, at 5:33 AM, Daniel J. Matyola
> >>> <danmatyola at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Two excellent images. I like the first better, because of the
> >>> simple. OoF background and the clarity of the forked tongue.
> >>> Fine work as usual.
> >> I agree with Dan, nice work and that the first one is better, also
> >> the second one looks like it is suffering from harsh light (beyond
> >> your control I understand) and the highlights seem pushed pretty
> >> hard, almost blown out on the underside of the head. It is
> >> interesting to me that at first the second one looked rather like a
> >> rattlesnake. In this part of the world only the venomous snakes
> >> (rattlers) have slitted pupils. Gopher snakes can have very similar
> >> markings, and have been known to flatten their heads out to get a
> >> similar triangular shaped head with a narrower neck to rattle snakes.
> >> Granted, most people don’t seem inclined to get close enough to see
> >> the pupils well enough to make sure something is a rattlesnake.
> > thanks Larry, i agree with you. i was initially hesitant to post the
> > russell's viper precisely due to the reasons you mentioned. try to
> > recover in post but couldn't.... interesting fact about the slitted
> > eye. don't know whether it is true here. but the russell's viper causes
> > the most number of deaths resulting from snake bites here...i could go
> > fairly close to it because i had an expert handler by my side.
> I am however, reminded of what my old First Sargent used to say ...
> *Leave the snake alone!*
>From a platoon sargeant, I would be fairly sure he wasn't talking about reptiles.
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