I photographed a broad-winged hawk capturing a garter snake along Pine St. across from the Pt. Edwards condos. According to a raptor expert I contacted, this hawk is rarely seen in western Washington. Based in my photos, he believed it was a first year juvenile that had probably hatched in May. The bird was most likely passing through town during the fall migration.
"Snake In the Grass" by Monica Hall on Capture Wisconsin // My very first photo of any kind of a snake. I came across this garter snake as it was hanging out in the tall weeds. Quite the challenge not to spook him away while trying to find an opening in the tall weeds to get his picture. Then off he/she went... LOL