Different Views from the Same Place

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I took the picture above and the two snake pictures below while standing in the same spot (by the edge of Lake Tamarack at the spillway), yesterday.  The snake is a nonvenomous watersnake.  It slithered into the water and swam about four feet from the edge, as I approached the lake.  Then it stayed perfectly still, holding its head above water, for several minutes as I watched it and took some pictures.

September 20, 2017 - Nonvenomous watersnake in Bent Tree

September 20, 2017 – Nonvenomous watersnake in Bent Tree (click image to zoom)

Closeup of the snake's head

Closeup of the snake’s head (click image to zoom)