Monday, August 20, 2012

Queen Snake - Pickens County


This was a nice photo opportunity at Talking Rock Creek in Pickens County, GA. This Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata) was emerging for air when I first spotted it. It stayed in this position for several minutes. This species is fairly common in north Georgia, especially in streams with an abundance of crayfish, which it relies on as its primary food. I did observe several small crayfish in the creek, so I would assume there is a thriving population of Queens here. 

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