Snake in the Hole, Harding Co., SD.

Unlike the hognose snake, which mimics a rattler, this little snake depends upon discretion. Rather than advertising venom, it tries to blend into its surroundings—mimicking its background rather than a dangerous predator.

Racer/ Whipsnake; by Ptera Hunter 2001

This little snake is so confident in her green camouflage and cryptic behaviors that she can look upon the approaching photographer as if to say, “Wow, it’s a giant hairless primate!”

Wait! How do I know it is a “she?” I don’t. But I don’t know it’s a “he” either. I just flipped a coin. Learn more about deceit in the natural world. Read The Wisdom of Loki by Ptera Hunter.

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