just a few more weeks...
- krampf (104)
- [2005-11-02 3:59]
Nice composure and very good information. I like the POV. I frequently stop to encourage the local reptiles to move off the roads, but snakes are easier than snapping turtles.
- Dave (2178)
- [2005-11-02 4:02]
Very good and educational note Chris. I also think the picture is very good for what you are trying to accomplish. Well seen!
I remember when I was very young my dad catching and introducing me to a small grass snake in a positive manner. My dad taking the time to do this helped stifle the seemingly natural aversion in me that most people have toward snakes.
My biology professor told his students about a research project he did where he got a couple of students and a cooler full of cold drinks and they set up hiding in the bushes near a road to document the response of drivers toward animals found on the road.
They would put rubber turtles, frogs, and snakes out in the road and record peoples reactions. Of course the demonized snake encountered the worst abuse. He said one driver ran over the snake, stopped, and backed up to run over it again seven times. He said another driver planted his rear wheel on the rubber snake and spun out spraying tire and rubber snake all over the place. People were most aggressive toward the snakes.
Your picture with the note will hopefully educate and change a few hearts.
Thanks for sharing!
- moemf (703)
- [2005-11-02 8:06]
Gutsy to get this close. :) Lovely shot of a marvelous creature. It tells an important story. Thanks for the great note. This is the point of TN I think most of us tend to forget - learning about nature through photography. Again thanks for the note.
- Gianfr71 (211)
- [2005-11-03 8:22]
nice shot, very good composition.
- carnota (0)
- [2006-02-14 9:31]
The user Galba recommended to me to watch your photos, and I am really very good, this likes specially.
A beautiful image, excellent composition. Congratulations for your work and thanks to share it with all we.
We waited for more photos yours like this.
- Rusty (67)
- [2006-09-06 0:19]
Great shot and great perspective. I wouldn't have run it over, I just wouldn't have stepped out of my car in the first place! TFS!
- meyerd (7531)
- [2007-03-01 2:22]
a great Chris revealed! This is the kind of picture and note I appreciate very much; that's what TN is all about: Nature, with a capital N!