I could be wrong, but I think this snake with cloudy eyes has shed its skin but the scales over the eyes did not come off. The reason I think this is that the snake’s skin isn’t dull. When a snake is ready to shed its skin becomes dull. When the scales over the eyes do not come off after shedding, the snake has retained eye caps.

I read that other problems could cause snakes to have cloudy eyes like infections, etc.

I’m not sure what type of snake this is and if you know comment below.

Snake With Cloudy Eyes
Snake With Cloudy Eyes

I spotted this snake in my yard here in Arkansas and while hand-holding my camera I got this photo.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM


  • Location: Arkansas
  • Date and Time Taken: September 25, 2009 (2:59:08 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 400
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Bias: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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