This would be an awesome image without the snake... the snake puts it over the top Mike.
Love the light, pose, BG, composition, and detail... great job getting a clear shot too.
Congrats on making the absolute most of a great opportunity.
Thank you brian_sp, Reeftank1, KirkB, and Bliz. Larry this will not touch your flying snowy which I still admire greatly, but this is a capture I will never see again in my lifetime, of that I am sure!