I came across this odd arrangement of wildlife during a walk through the woods. I found this Monarch Caterpillar crawling across the face of a flat stone. There was a leaf nearby with a number of insect eggs attached to it. These may be Monarch Butterfly eggs, but I am not certain.
I took a few pictures and then continued on my way. My return trip took me by this point again, and I stopped for another look. To my surprise the Monarch Caterpillar was no longer on the stone. In its place was a Western Ribbon Snake. It seems likely that the snake managed to make a quick snack of the caterpillar after I passed by the first time. I was able to get one photograph of the snake just before it slithered out of view.
|Date||–||May 8, 2011|
|Time of Day||–||Morning|
|Type of Behavior||–||Other|
|Main Article||–||Monarch Butterfly||Observation Location|