Snakes Alive! : Serpents of Southeastern Georgia
One of the many advantages of living in rural southern Georgia is having an opportunity to observe different species of wildlife. Because most of the countryside consists of agricultural operations, a large amount of swamps and forested areas remain for these creatures to thrive in.
One of the most encountered of the denizens are the snakes. These wonderful reptiles are often seen as they attempt to cross the numerous back roads which border the swamps and forests. Most encountered in this area is the Timber Rattlesnake know locally as a Canebrake Rattler.
The Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake was once the dominant rattlesnake around here but the Canebrake has since usurped its reign over the area. Whatever, I encounter many snakes in my day to day working routine. I have recently begun photographing them to have a record of the different species of snakes in this area.
This article will be a work in progress as I add more pictures whenever I get some of interest. I may also choose to add pictures of other animals in case you may think the snakes ate em all! If any of the snakes are unidentified feel free to offer your opinion. I am not an expert but do know most of the species in this area.