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Juvenile rat snake

A juvenile rat snake (Pantherophis¬†obsoletus) found at the Historic Ogeechee Canal. The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory reports that the Yellow Rat Snake is the common subspecies found in Coastal Georgia (P. obsoletus quadrivittata), whereas the Grey Rat Snake (P. obsoletus spilotes) is found inland. I’ve found a couple of adult Yellow Rat Snakes on Armstrong State University’s campus, but clear identification of juveniles is more difficult.

This individual had been constricting a green anole (Anolis carolinensis) when I encountered it, but release its large prey item when Amos began to investigate.

A wildflower

NOT-NAMED_6052927No clue about its identification. The pubescence on the stems and shape of the leaves made me think Solanaceae, but the flower petals are highly divided and not bell-shaped, and the stamen are small.

The dogs prevented additional photographs… they had to make sure I was paying attention to them.