Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Another Juvenile Banded Racer

It's a snake this time- another juvenile of the Banded Racer, a common snake of rural and sub-urban areas in India. This one was spotted by me as I heading to the back of my house. I saw that something seemed to be moving across the gravel and when I looked, there it was, a small snake that seemed really familiar. It immediately slithered into a pile of stacked brick-tiles.



I had photographed another juvenile Banded Racer in my visit to India about a year and a half ago. So I wasn't too excited upon seeing this fellow. However, I did, ensure I took a few shots, although most of them turned out quite dull. Here's one after a quick retouch. The snake's slithering along the side of the wall.



I released the snake soon after.

8 comments:

john said...

A beautiful snake.

Shawn said...

Absolutely. Thanks John!

adrielleroyale said...

Yech lol I would NOT want to see that fella in my house!! :)

Photographers said...

nice! where was it spooted?

Shawn said...

Adrielle, don't worry, these snakes are non-venomous and can do little harm. ;-)

Calvin, it was spotted just beside my house in India. :)

Thanks for your comments guys!

susan said...

There was one in my nephew's garden. Juvenile one pinkish and beautifully marked half way, but no marking towards the tail half. Is a valiant fellow and tries to pretend to be 'Sherlock Holmes 'Speckled Band.'

susan said...

There was one in my nephew's garden. Juvenile one pinkish and beautifully marked half way, but no marking towards the tail half. Is a valiant fellow and tries to pretend to be 'Sherlock Holmes 'Speckled Band.'

Shawn said...

Wow, nice to hear that, Susan! :)

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