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Black critters

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    A couple of critters encountered in the woods of northern WV last week. The Black Ratsnake was taken with a NEX-6 and MD 50/1.4, while the skunk was the NEX-6 and MD 135/3.5.

    Tony

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    great sighting
     
  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks Dave.
     
  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    All I can say is a city boy like myself would need a 1200mm zoom to get these shots. I want no part of any of those animals. ;)
     
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Well, the Ratsnake doesn't faze me (much), but skunks? I give them a VERY wide berth. :eek:
     
  6. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    :D The snake is completely harmless, and the skunk is, too . . . as long as you don't get too close. :D
    Yeah, we were about 20 yards away, and my wife was afraid we'd get sprayed. :)

    Actually, it is not unknown for skunks in our area to contract rabies, but this one was just grubbing around in the soil in a light rain. No worries. ;)