Adult Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata) Portrait, Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina

Continuing still with my South Carolina herping trip, here is a portrait of my favorite find of the trip. This is an adult Corn Snake, and it sure was brightly colored! Beautiful snake. It was found crossing the road as I was driving around one evening. It froze as it saw me, allowing me to set up my camera and obtain several portraits.

Corn Snake (Elaphe guttata) portrait on sand, Francis Marion National Forest, South Carolina, USA.