Corn Snake

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    The snake became curious about my camera and kept inching closer and closer to the lens...believe me, it was all I could do to Not Flee The Scene! This is not the result of a Zoom Lens :-) . Wish it was a bit more focused overall.
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    (Tyler, this one's for you!)
    Pantherophis guttatus

    Photo used by Los Angeles Television News Station KTLA to illustrate
    "50 Most Popular Things People Die From".
    "Snake bite" was right up there on the list...except this snake is non-venomous.

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    Also used in Blog “6 Creepiest Things Discovered By New Homeowners”

    @Doug88888, goorn23, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Grandpa Loh 101 months ago | reply

      , Great, fantastic shot

    2. Joanne-V 101 months ago | reply


      I've picked your photo to enter a contest in the #1 Amphibian, Reptile, & Water Creatures Den {Round 6}. As soon as possible, please add a medium-sized copy here: #1 Amphibian, Reptile, & Water Creatures Den {Round 6}

      If you accept my invitation, remember you must vote when it's time or you'll be disqualified. When it's time to vote, I send out a reminder to everyone who has a photo entered.

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    3. Joanne-V 101 months ago | reply

      Please take time to vote in any open voting poll. Thanks for your participation in these group activities; YOU make the group the great place it is!

    4. Ekz . 99 months ago | reply

      Que excelente Foto! esta foto esta nominada favor de adherirla (What an amazing picture! It has been nominated, please add it)

      Solo fotos invitadas (Invite only images)

    5. Joanne-V 98 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called POG ~~ Den #1 GALLERY (Amphibian/Reptile/Water Creatures), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. GlennCantor (theskepticaloptimist) 95 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing!
      This beautiful photo seen in :

      "World Nature & Wildlife Closeup"
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    7. voodoo_child_91 90 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Wonderful World Of Nature- P1/C2- TIME TO VOTE!!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. voodoo_child_91 90 months ago | reply

      This Wonderful Picture Was Seen In:

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    9. carbonfibreguy 81 months ago | reply

      Some idiot at KTLA picked this pic up and with a tagline saying how people die. By venomous snakes. They fail HORRIBLY that the fact a corn snake is harmless and not venomous.

    10. xmetow512 75 months ago | reply

      hi. i have used your shot for my hub it is great picture.

    11. goingslo 70 months ago | reply

      Re: [Flickr] Re: your corn snake photo
      Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:27 PM
      From: "Alec McNayr"

      Hi Linda,
      In 2009, you were gracious enough to let me use your Corn Snake photo in my book Historical Tweets. We were proud of how the book turned out -- we had a great time making it. Thanks again for helping make that happen.
      Now, I need your help one more time... we just got a call from a UK publisher that wants to publish our book, but I need to get rights to your image again. I will, of course, credit you in the book for your work in the same way again.
      If you're willing, could you fill out the form below and send back to me?
      Really appreciate it.
      Thank you SO much!


    12. goingslo 70 months ago | reply

      Here you go, Alec...
      Date: June 8, 2011
      From: Linda Tanner
      To: Alan Beard and Alec McNayr (AUTHORS)
      I grant my permission to reproduce the following illustrative material:
      Corn Snake
      For use in:
      Tentative Title: Historical Tweets
      Author: Alan Beard and Alec McNayr
      Tentative Publication Date: 10/2011
      Rights Requested: U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Worldwide, Open Market
      I give ALAN BEARD and ALEC MCNAYR (collectively, the authors) irrevocable permission to reproduce the material indicated above in all editions, derivations, and formats, including all advertising and promotion, of this work.
      In signing, I warrant that I am the sole owner of the rights granted herein, and that the work does not infringe upon the copyright or other rights of anyone. I hereby indemnify and agree to hold the authors, their publishers, their licensees, and any seller harmless from any damages (including attorney’s fees) arising out of any claim, action, or proceeding based upon alleged violation of my warranties and agreements.
      Agreement: I grant the authors of Historical Tweets and their publishers permission to use my photo under the terms listed above.
      Signed by: <> Linda Tanner
      Email Address: <>
      Phone Number: <> 805-550-XXXX (Private, not to be published, sold or provided to any other party)
      Good Luck with your new editions.

    13. iFl1ckr 59 months ago | reply

      Nice macro

    14. goingslo 55 months ago | reply

      From: "Tracie Nichols"
      Hi there!
      I will be very gratefully using your gorgeous image in a blog post
      on August 18th, 2012. With full credit to you, of course, and a link to the image on Flickr.
      Thank you!

      Excerpt from the blog:
      “It is now appropriate to cast away that word ‘species’, as well as all words that maintain the artificial boundaries, suppositions and hierarchies that have become established through the use of only one language, a verbal, limiting language.
      “When you look at me, do not just see a creature that slithers on the ground, or just hear my hiss. Instead, go beyond your physical senses and ask yourself: “What do I have in common with this creature, who is here on the ground in front of me?”.
      “I know we share this physical planet, Gaia. I know we share the same yards, sometimes I make ‘my’ home in ‘your’ home, sometimes you make ‘your’ home on ‘my’ land.
      “I know we share a common need of food to stay alive.
      “I know we share a caring for our young ones, so they may survive.
      “We creatures are all here on Gaia to support each other, to help each other, to teach each other. May you hear the teaching I have given you today.”
      Janet Roper commentary from Tracie Nichol's blog

    15. Janet Roper 55 months ago | reply

      Hi Linda, thanks so much for posting Snake's message here with the beautiful photo. ;-) She is grateful it's getting out to more and more people!
      Janet Roper

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