I was driving the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge when I spotted this snake inside a duck nest box. It looks like a Ratsnake.
I’m sure the snake got inside the nest box from the tree that is behind the box. It looks like a storm pushed the tree over the box. This nesting box does have a snake guard at the bottom.
How I Got The Shot – Snake Inside A Duck Nest Box
This Wood Duck nesting box is located on the west end of the Sally Jones West Causeway (south side of the auto tour road). I pulled to the side of the road to get this photo.
I’m using a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro. I had this setup resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.
- AV Mode
- Back-button focus
- Aperture f7.1
- ISO 1600
- Shutter speed – 1/750 sec.
- Auto White Balance
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Multi Metering
- Focal Length – 400 mm
Here are a few more photos of a Ratsnake I have taken over the years: