I was carrying with me an Eastern Ribbon Snake that Jeff had caught yesterday. I had told him that I needed to upgrade the quality of my Ribbon Snake images.

Because I was alone and Ribbon Snakes can be fast movers when loosed, I decided to take some pictures while holding the snake in my left hand. The snake obliged by biting me. Biting is hardly appropriate since its teeth are so small it could not break my skin. Nevertheless, the snake held its bite for about 10 minutes while I snapped pictures from many angles.

Interestingly, when I placed the snake on the ground, it froze in place and provided me plenty opportunity to photo it.

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