Not Actually Friends at Play by taffy

Not Actually Friends at Play

Taken at the Ferry dock, where snakes like to sun. This snake appeared to be playing with this fish, swallowing it, tossing it around and dropping it in the water, then repeating, until finally he seemed to decide it was ready to gobble up. This is a juvenile water snake. They turn black when they are mature adults.
I'm still in the midst of photographing Baroque but it's been good to have some other photographs to work with now and then.
What an incredible series. Obviously his mother never told him not to play with his food.
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow! Gruesome, but an amazing photo opportunity. Very National Geographic!
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow, great capture!
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow, amazing, how this dance goes. Wonderful series!
August 3rd, 2019  
What a series of shots! Such terrific details.
August 3rd, 2019  
Amazing photos!
August 3rd, 2019  
Amazing and beautiful.
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow, that's a mouthful! amazing shots, Taffy!
August 3rd, 2019  
The pageant of nature! Well captured.
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow what a capture of nature in the raw! You start off thinking it’s impossible for him to eat this fish but no he certainly can! Amazing series! Would this snake attack humans? I would be using my long lens I think! Lol!
August 3rd, 2019  
Such awesome shots, fav!
August 3rd, 2019  
OMG! Wow...fav for the grand boys!
August 3rd, 2019  
Yikes! My son had a snake and it was fascinating to watch it eating
August 3rd, 2019  
good grief! I'm glad i'm watching from a safe distance
August 3rd, 2019  
Amazing
August 3rd, 2019  
Oh my goodness gracious me, I've seen photos of pythons doing stuff like this but not with fish. What kind of snake is it?
August 3rd, 2019  
Good heavens, I hope he doesn't get indigestion. fav.
August 3rd, 2019  
how incredibly fascinating!
August 3rd, 2019  
A great sequence, but, yikes anyway.
August 3rd, 2019  
Wonderful series
August 3rd, 2019  
Oh my goodness. This is wild then? Fantastic series.
August 3rd, 2019  
great
August 3rd, 2019  
Great series.
August 3rd, 2019  
Amazing story told in this triptych ! fav
August 3rd, 2019  
Yikes!
August 3rd, 2019  
Has to be seen to be believed ...
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow. That is an amazing series of images. Brilliant piece of story telling! Yikes!
August 3rd, 2019  
Impressive and well captured!
August 3rd, 2019  
oh goodness---one of my biggest fears for my koi! great collage of this nature
August 3rd, 2019  
@pamknowler This isn't dangerous to humans. I guess it could bite if scared by one, but it's not poisonous. We see them on the golf course at the pond, as well as around the harbor. Pretty common, actually.
August 3rd, 2019  
@angelar @golftragic Yes, it's in the wild -- pretty common snake on the island, called a water snake. This is a younger one -- they are black when they become adults.
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow! Wonderful shots and series fv!
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow...Amazing series of shots
August 3rd, 2019  
Damm it.
How long did you stayed there waiting for the snake to eat his "friend"?
August 3rd, 2019  
Gracious that’s fascinating Taffy....thanks for showing us that !
August 3rd, 2019  
Wow.
August 3rd, 2019  
Great find, perfectly presented...
August 4th, 2019  
FAVtastic captures :)
August 4th, 2019  
Well captured!!
August 4th, 2019  
Cool collage.
August 4th, 2019  
Awesome.. fav
August 4th, 2019  
Unbelievable, great presentation.
August 5th, 2019  
yikes
August 6th, 2019  
what an amazing sequence of shots. Each looks to be beautifully crafted. I don't know how you do it. One feels for the fish!
August 6th, 2019  
OMG -- completely amazing in your SEEING it and capturing this.
August 6th, 2019  
Oops, quite an intriguing collage! Great title too! You’re a master in titles :) Fav
August 9th, 2019  
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