STK-ID 45661

MS of rat snake descending out of trees onto branch and then onto ground; rat snake slithering out of frame to the left; area full of sawgrass/weeds blowing gently in wind. MS of rat snake in tree, its head pointed toward ground; rat snake extending itself downward; TILT UP tree to reveal length of rat snake coiled on thin, leafless tree; clear blue sky in background. MS of rat snake crawling into frame from left; head of snake to right of frame, crawling over wood; plants and weeds in foreground. MS of rat snake moving into frame from left, passing over dirt and wood, weeds/plants in background; slight PAN RIGHT to FOLLOW snake's movements; snake's body beginning to move out of frame to the right. MCU of rat snake's body moving from left to right, eventually out of frame; snake moving over wood; weeds/plants in foreground and background. MCU of rat snake lowering its head onto wood and then proceeding to slither across wood toward bottom of frame; slight PAN RIGHT. MS of rat snake in coiled position with its head up; rat snake turning its head around and sticking its tongue in and out; suddenly, rat snake striking to the right of frame; rat snake surrounded by wood, grass/weeds. (41486)


Excerpt from
National Geographic
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
Digital Betacam
Aspect ratio