Weekly photo challenge: Arranged

Nothing like a quiet lunch al fresco in a cool, shady location on a warm, summery sort of March day.  This young speckled kingsnake had such a lunch all arranged.

DEADLY ARRANGEMENT -- At least it was for the ring-necked snake that wound up as lunch for this specked kingsnake.

ALL ARRANGED -- Speckled kingsnake arranges his loops around his prey, which he wound up eating as a human eats a strand of spaghetti.

LEAVING THE SCENE -- Having finished lunch, the kingsnake spins away to a less public place amid the oak leaves and poke sallet.


Here’s a somewhat lighter take on “arranged,” featuring an animal and food, from an earlier posting.

Check out the other weekly photo challenge posts.

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26 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: Arranged

  1. Great shots. I took the opportunity of looking at the photos in a larger perspective to see more detail. This is the wild side of nature. Thank you.

    • Thanks for taking the time to visit and take a closer look. Was out weed whacking when I saw the kingsnake. After hovering for a minute, I saw the smaller snake. Quite a thing to stumble upon.

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  3. I didn’t know they would eat ringnecks.

  4. Whoa are they venomous? this is in your garden? Great photos :-)

    • The Ouachitas have their share of venomous snakes such as rattlers and copperheads, but neither the speckled kingsnake nor the ring-necked is poisonous. We keep most of the acreage “wild” for our woodland neighbors. (keeps the mowing and weed-whacking to a minimum too!)

  5. Like Gilly says: are they venomous?

    By the way: you should add a link to your blog from your gravatar profile. It makes it easier to find it.

    • Thanks! There’s so much to learn about WordPress!
      Other than the rattlers and copperheads, we also have strong scorpion and brown recluse populations. Just make sure you shake out your clothes and shoes before putting them on the morning.

  6. Ummm, yucky? Sorry, I have serious snake phobias although the shots are very cool. :)

  7. Fascinating and gross at the same time :)

  8. I hope I’ll never see snake again. But your shot is so cool. You must be very brave because I never dream to meet, even take the snake picture…

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