Eastern Black Rat Snake in Tree Cavity

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Eastern Black Rat Snake in Tree Cavity
 
Wharton State Forest, New Jersey
 
Learn more about the snakes of New Jersey – https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/snake_broch.pdf
 

Cedar Creek at Double Trouble State Park

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Cedar Creek
Double Trouble State Park, Ocean County NJ
I consider Double Trouble “the gateway drug to the Pinelands”. The park is very close to the Garden State Parkway (exit 77) and the trails are very visitor friendly. The diversity of wildlife, plants, and scenery is quite remarkable at this gem of a natural area.
Tamron SP 15-30mm + Canon 5Dsr

Rough Green Snake in New Jersey

Opheodrys aestivus

Wharton State Forest, Pinelands National Reserve, New Jersey  July 2018

Not staged photographs, these are arboreal (tree dwelling) snakes that spend their time hunting for insects and spiders.  This snake was extremely docile and tried its hardest to ignore the photographer (me) shoving a camera lens into its perch.

Photography equipment used:

Tamron USA 18-400mm VC + Canon SL2 Digital Rebel

More info on Wharton State Forest

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A Rough Green Snake on the prowl for its next meal. Wharton State Forest in New Jersey, 2018, photographed by Dave Blinder.

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A Rough Green Snake on the prowl for its next meal. Wharton State Forest in New Jersey, 2018, photographed by Dave Blinder.

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A Rough Green Snake on the prowl for its next meal. Wharton State Forest in New Jersey, 2018, photographed by Dave Blinder.