I recently made the acquaintance of a lovely corn snake at the Rancocas Nature Center. This snake is incredibly friendly. He ventures out of his aquarium often to educate school children and adults alike.
What beautiful coloring! His markings make me think of autumn leaves. He had shed recently, so his scales were exceptionally vibrant.
His tongue emerged repeatedly. I wonder if he enjoyed the fragrance of my nail polish and rose perfume. He seemed so curious!
A field of goldenrod behind the visitor's center.
The handler at the nature center helped support the rest of the snake as I took photos. Were I permitted to hold him on my own, he would have easily wrapped around my neck. He already seemed to want to settle there on his own accord. Such a communicative and beautiful snake!
Many thanks to the people of Rancocas Nature Center for the introduction!
Happy painting, ladies!