Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Black-Necked Gartersnakes Tadpole Hunting

In the pools of water near one of my favorite black-tail spots, these baby gartersnakes are everywhere. They’re trying to eat tadpoles, and they’re absolutely awful at it. For as much time as I’ve spent there, I’ve never seen one actually succeed (though I have seen them try and miss a lot).

Black Necked Gartersnake

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One Response to “Black-Necked Gartersnakes Tadpole Hunting”

  1. rebecca says:

    What a cool behavior! I hadn’t heard of snakes doing that before, but it doesn’t surprise me that they would.

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