The "blind " Corn Snake
This past week my nephew had a Wisconsin Turkey season permit. At 14 years old, the early mornings (3:30 wake up) then school were starting to take a toll on him. By 6:15 and the morning being slow he asked if he could lay down and take a nap. I told him no problems that I would keep watch and let him know if anything was happening or coming in. Soon snoring, he began to twitch a little and swat at his down side ear. After 20 minutes he again began to twitch his head and moved the make shift pillow he was using (Decoy Bag). This seemed to fix his "itch". He soon awoke and we watched and listened diligently for another 45 minutes. With nothing happening we decided his season was coming to an end and we began to take the blind down and load the truck with the equipment. Once everything was put away the last thing to be picked up was his make shift pillow. Max grabbed the decoy bag and quickly pointed out a foot long Corn Snake curled up under the bag. I now realized just what the itch or tickle was. The snake was trying to get comfortable and found a nice warm place to curl up. The tickle was the snake slithering its way to its own comfortable warm nap time. After confirming it was a non poisonous snake and knew it posed no danger I laughed a little but quickly changed lens on my camera for a neat photo opportunity I normally would not get. This photo was taken at approx. 2 feet with a Canon 60d and a Tamron 90mm Macro1.1 at 5.6 1/2000
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