Monday, May 10, 2010

Garter snake swallowing a fish

Not a trail camera photo but had too open up a game cam and use the camera to photograph this Garter snake coming out of the water with what looks like a young salmon or steehead smolt. It was fantastic to watch the snake straighten it's body out and then pull back into a coil real fast to litterly throw the fish back about 6 inches at a time as it was wanting to get to the safety of its den to swallow the fish. I wanted to watch it swallow the entire fish but the snake had other plans.

The photo was taken while I walked in to check several cameras by the river for otter.


At 10:27 PM, Blogger Henry said...

Wow, thats amazing.

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Camera Trap Codger said...

Great find -- just proves you never know what you're going to see on the trail.

At 7:37 PM, Blogger Owlman said...

Cliff that is a great find and reminds me of last summer when a
Garter snake had a Red-legged frog
halfway in his mouth. I spooked him and it released the frog.
The frog was crippled however and my wife had me relocate the snake.
It took place in our pond and we are protective of our frogs. :)

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Awesome! Just found you blog. Very enjoyable


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