Almost stepped on this BABY COPPERHEAD in my backyard! WARNING! Venomous - Poisonous - Dangerous

Large Acorn & Small Snake

(you may click on images to enlarge)

Macro In The Shade

Shy, Docile & Potentially Lethal!

Baby Copperhead Bokeh

Dangerous Youth..... Northern Copperhead Snake

Baby Northern Copperhead - Dare I call this little critter cute?
I almost stepped on it in the backyard
here in Chesterfield County..... while wearing sandals!

Getting this close to photograph a pit viper is emphatically NOT advocated..... even if it happens to be a juvenile like this one! Note the bright green/yellow tail distinguishing it as a baby.
ONLY an experienced snake handler that is very familiar with snake behavior (and especially poisonous species) should ever attempt a macro shot..... for obvious reasons. Snakes are notoriously unpredictable subjects. See adult Copperhead images I have taken by clicking on the label "snake" in this blog.
canon rebel xt / sigma 150 / macro / woodland backyard reptile herp / photos taken in bright sunlight & shade / richmond virginia / chesterfield county / Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen
Nature Herpetology Photographs by Carolyn Hietala
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