Spot the black rat snake!

August 10, 2017 • 2:30 pm

Reader Gabe McNett sent me two really good “spot the photos”, along with reveals. I’ll put one up today. Here’s his notes (I’ve eliminated the clues):

A black rat snake (Pantherophis obsoletus). I spotted this beauty while returning from a field site. I’d rate this one as relatively easy.

Black rat snakes are common and I always enjoy seeing them, but I admit it can always be a little surprising to spot them in the field because of their size (up to 6 feet). Nevertheless, they’re harmless. I tried to get a closer picture, but it took off before I was able to do so.

Is it easy? You tell me. Reveal at 4 pm Chicago time. Click photo to enlarge:

11 thoughts on “Spot the black rat snake!

  1. Oh no!

    The one time I click on the ST_ pic, I click again – I suppose that’s a feature not a bug? The “reveal” is achieved by clicking the ST_ pic?…

    Wicked good one though…

      1. Yes

        I clicked – and then, I clicked again.

        ^^^^^dont ask me why, but this kind of syntax/phrasing always reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.

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