Picture of the Moment—Poor snake

When I was in Utah in May, I visited Antelope Island State Park in the Great Salt Lake.

It doesn’t look to be an island when looking at maps, but whatever.

There is a lot of wildlife on Antelope Island, including a bison herd numbering several hundred and, of course, antelope.

On my way to see the bison herd, a black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia, also known as American magpie) was snacking on this snake in the middle of the road.

It was so into its meal that it let me get quite close to get this picture.

Black-billed magpie eating a snake

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13 thoughts on “Picture of the Moment—Poor snake

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Until my trip to Utah, the only magpie I had ever seen was one in residence at the San Diego Zoo. It’s a big bird with long tail feathers. Sadly, it’s behind wire mesh that prevents me from getting a good picture.

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