Photo of the Day

Northern Ring-necked Snake shedding old skin.
For this Northern Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii), they’ll be no hunting crickets, grasshoppers, and creepy crawlies under rocks and leaves for a little while.  It’s blind as a bat and finding its way by tongue and touch while beginning the process of shedding its skin so it can grow just a little bit bigger before heading underground for winter.