A Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus) observed one October afternoon in Livingston County, Michigan. This snake was crawling along a log in an open space between two large ponds. It patiently let me photograph it. While I was taking photos, it opened its mouth for a big "yawn". After a few photos, I moved away, and the snake crawled off.

All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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