Species: Mole Snake | Location: Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
The green season grass is high in the Central Kalahari and hides many snakes... The guides are very astute as they find the snakes by looking at the tracks on the road. If the track overlays the track of recent tire tracks then the snake is near and can often be found just near the road, as this mole snake was. Although not venomous, this snake can deliver a painful bite with its back pointing teeth which also can tear the flesh. Like pythons and their ilk the mole snake is a constrictor. Quite beautiful with its interlaced pattern of gray and black. This one was some two meters in length. This photo was taken on safari in Botswana with Nat Hab.
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About The Photographer
More or less intrepid wild man, been traversing this planet for many years, love photographing the outdoors and its inhabitants. My avocation for photography began with photographing during my years in the U.S. Navy. Thereafter, from time in Saudi Arabia, Colorado and the west, Alaska, and Africa. My place on the planet has always been anchored in Africa, for nearly forty years, both working and traveling on my own. Childhood readings of Martin and Osa Johnson, and even Hemingway juiced those dreams to become reality. Some few of my photos have been published.