Photo of the Week – May 16, 2014

I don’t set these things up, I just take the picture.  I have no idea what this snake was doing, or why.  I just think it’s a funny photo.  Enjoy your weekend!

Plains garter snake.  Hamilton County, Nebraska.

Plains garter snake. Hamilton County, Nebraska.

 

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About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is an ecologist and Eastern Nebraska Program Director for The Nature Conservancy. He supervises the management and restoration of approximately 4,000 acres of land in central and eastern Nebraska - primarily along the central Platte River. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press.
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5 Responses to Photo of the Week – May 16, 2014

  1. snake is smelling you. All prairie ecologists have a distinct smell about them, correct?

    • Chris Helzer says:

      Thanks Larkin. I know the tongue sticking out is a smelling thing, but the mouth shape?? And yes, prairie ecologists do tend to have a certain scent. A pleasant mixture of prairie smoke, wild rose, and cow manure…

  2. anastaciast says:

    “Burrrrrrrrp”

  3. Nadine Cano says:

    It looks like he is a right-sided tongue sniffer…Just checking you out…

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