14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gopher snake has squirrel in a choke hold

A gopher snake is wound around a ground squirrel and has a piece of the squirrel's tail in its mouth

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 06.2016
Photo Location: near Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Camera: DMC-TZ5
Copyright: © Chuck Engel