MICHIGAN MASSASAUGA

THE ONLY POISON SNAKE IN MICHIGAN. RATTLE SNAKE. AND THE FIRST TIME IN ALL THESE YEARS I'VE EVER SEEN ONE. IT WAS SWIMMING IN MY POND AND WOULD GO AWAY FROM ME EVERY TIME IT WOULD GET CLOSE AND I'D TRY GETTING PICTURES OF IT. IT LOOKS BIG HERE BUT WAS A SMALL ONE AND I DREW THE PICTURE UP TO GET A BETTER LOOK. THEY ARE SHY AND DOES NOT HAVE THE BAD POISON AS A REGULAR RATTLE SNAKE.

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Zofia Wilamowska 23 days ago

An amazing picture! You were brave to get it, Joanie. All your pictures are great!

Artist Reply: SO MANY THANKS ZOFIA FOR YOUR KIND WORDS. I DEEPLY APPRECIATE IT.

Claudio Barake 27 Jul 2021

What an amazing picture, looks like an impressionist painting! I had no idea rattlesnakes could slide so gently on a pond. Global warming, even rattlers need a refresh!

Artist Reply: THANK YOU VERY MUCH CLAUDIO. I'VE SEEM QUITE A FEW DIFFERENT SNAKES SWIM AND DIVE DONE TOO. CHECK WINTER TIME, NO GLOBAL WARMING HERE. ONLY GOD CONTROLS WEATHER.

Dale Newman 26 Jul 2021

Great Capture

Artist Reply: MANY THANKS DALE. MUCH APPRECIATED

Scott Alexander Jack 17 Jul 2021

Hope you don't swim in there!

Artist Reply: LOL:):)

Scott Alexander Jack 17 Jul 2021

We have lots of rattlesnakes in California but I didn't know they could swim!

Artist Reply: I startled him on the edge of my pond and in he went. We learn something new every day. :):);)