Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 04 January 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake;
Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015).

Here’s a lateral macro study of an Eastern garter snake’s scaling. Check out those awesome keels (the ridges at the center of each scale). Check out the incredible coloring that splashes from one scale to the next. Yeah, snakes really are quite fantastic, aren’t they?

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