It looked like a stick on the side of the road. Closer inspection revealed a colorful and motionless Eastern Milksnake. Some people mistake this snake for a Copperhead and kill it. The Eastern Milksnake is not venomous and helps to keep rodent numbers down. When you see snakes warming up on the road consider their role in the ecosystem and drive around them instead of over them.
Explore the outdoors with Daniel
Photographs, musings and observations. (Click on images to enlarge.)