Tar Sidewalk Snake


This photo was taken on April 14, 2017 at 7:47 AM.

The location was in downtown Washington DC.

The "Take It!" took no thought at all.  It was as if I was a bystander in the process of recognizing how almost perfect this bit of spilled tar had formed into a small reptile.  The remainder of taking out my camera and taking the single photo was like I was on some sort of automatic pilot.  

The After Take: has been splendid.  I showed it to a number of people, that I had stated in advance the label chosen for the photo, and found when I presented the camera viewing screen several responded as if they were looking at a real snake.  I had to remind them that it was made of tar.  

Oh, what fun.

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Ray (Thursday, 04 May 2017 18:41)

    The dreaded gunk viper from the infamous sidewalk jungle. Good catch! They are indeed rare...and deadly if caught in heat.

  • #2

    Sally (Friday, 05 May 2017 15:04)

    It's working its way toward that gum.

  • #3

    Jim (Friday, 05 May 2017 15:05)

    Lol it really does look like a snake, good one!

  • #4

    SF1967 (Friday, 05 May 2017 15:05)

    That's pretty funny.

  • #5

    Livin4love (Friday, 05 May 2017 15:07)

    I wonder how many people have had to do a double take when they saw that.