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.
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