On Saturday as we were walking along the Springer's Point nature trail one of our group spotted a king snake slithering across our path. On closer inspection we realized that there were actually three snakes passing by. They stayed just off the path, half hiding under leaves and brush.
Other folks saw them as well. In fact, after we moved on another person noticed that one of the snakes had captured a frog and was struggling to dispatch it.
Just in case you're getting nervous, king snakes are nonvenomous, egg-laying, constricting snakes, and pose no threat to human beings.
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