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Posted by Gene Gwin on Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:14 am

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Photo taken at the Laguna Seca Ranch in deep South Texas of a young Rattlesnake unsuccessfully trying to eat a Common Ground Dove.

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by david fletcher on Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:55 pm
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That's something you don't see often. Probably one of the safer times to take a photo of a rattler. Impressive close up Gene.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:29 pm
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Great view of this attempted feeding behaviour by stretching its gape, Gene. Do you think maybe a mature snake would have been more successful ?

Well spotted and taken!

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by Gene Gwin on Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:50 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Great view of this attempted feeding behaviour by stretching its gape, Gene. Do you think maybe a mature snake would have been more successful ?  

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Carol,  This was a very young snake, only about two and half feet long.  A mature snake in South Texas is usually five to six feet long.  I think the mature snake would have had dinner.
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:27 pm
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Gene Gwin wrote:
Carol Clarke wrote:
Great view of this attempted feeding behaviour by stretching its gape, Gene. Do you think maybe a mature snake would have been more successful ?  

Well spotted and taken!

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Carol,  This was a very young snake, only about two and half feet long.  A mature snake in South Texas is usually five to six feet long.  I think the mature snake would have had dinner.


Thanks Gene, I'm always interested in background information.

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by Des on Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:15 pm
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What a meal! Love all things scaly and wiggly so right up my street. Well done.
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by Cindy Marple on Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:40 pm
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Wow, really impressive capture for you, too bad the snake wasn't successful.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:37 pm
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Amazing shot- I'll never quite understand how snakes can devour such large meals...when they are successful!
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by Sougata De on Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:48 am
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Well documented. Nice shot.
 

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