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!”
I think I see it.
Climbing low on trunk of big white oak (?) at left of foto?
I found it. This is easier than most of your “Spot the ” pics.
I think it is on the big tree on the right ,down near the bottom.
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…
I think what you are saying is that when you click and click again to embiggen you can see the reveal as well.
I see it too.
But I found the snake on my own.
I clicked – and then, I clicked again.
^^^^^dont ask me why, but this kind of syntax/phrasing always reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.
embiggen – Simpsons.
I don’t know where the term ’embiggen’ originates, but I am pretty sure it is one of many things I have learned about on WEIT 😊.
Base of the tree on the right
Rat snake? There! Over there! the orange thing with the big comb-over!