Northern Water Snake Comfy Along the River

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Another from the kayak , a fat juicy Northern Water Snake...far from being a favorite creature of mine, I totally understand that it plays a role in the big scheme of things. Im not comfortable around snakes but when I saw this one along the shore of the Tay River outside of Perth, Ontario, I couldn't resist the opportunity to photograph it. I think its really quite large, and healthy looking. I nudged my kayak fairly close to it and managed a few frames before I left it to do its thing. The way I understand it, these snakes have a more reddish colour to them , and as they mature their pigment changes slightly and they get much darker in tone.
Taken By
Greg McIntosh
Taken On
June 12, 2023
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  • Focal: 214
  • Lens Model: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.004 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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