My friend George Westerfield agreed to baby sit Reggie, a four-foot corn snake, for the summer while the teacher who keeps it in her classroom went out of town for the summer. Soon after the snake moved in, it shed its skin. Snakes achieve their most spectacular coloring as soon as they shed, so George invited me over to photograph Reggie. We took the snake into George's backyard and let him explore the master gardener's various plants. Reggie seemed happiest when he was climbing a big loblolly pine.
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