8 The Snake Pit
Feeding time for the non-venomous snakes at The Edisto Serpentarium in coastal South Carolina. They’re fed live rats once a week every Saturday. The snakes include black racers, eastern yellow rat snakes, gray rat snakes, corn snakes (aka red rat snakes), and a few varieties of water snakes. It’s like a Hunger Games for the rats. One particular gray rat snake decided to start eating a black racer while the racer was finishing up a rat. A member of the staff intervened and resolved that situation. I’ve included several still shots in the video with my better camera, along with some additional wild snake pics I’ve taken this season of copperheads, cottonmouths and some brown water snakes.