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#16 Fisherboy0301

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:30 AM

Snake fungal disease is becoming pretty prevalent. It is a fungus that feeds on keratin. That's what snake scales are made of. Attached are some pics of a black racer I took in form the Department of Natural Resources which had a SFD infection. Sadly he was too deformed to eat and had to be euthanized.



Another big thing is habitat degradation by fire suppression or habitat fragmentation by roads, agriculture, and development. Not sure where you are, but here the indigo snakes need huge tracts of continuous longleaf pine habitat to persist.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:18 PM

Haven't seen a snake that looked like that ever. I'm in the Mo. Ozarks and  the decrease in all varieties of snakes is something that I noticed over the last 15-20 years, which coincides with the establishment of the armadillos here and also with an explosion in raptor population. Tarantulas have become rare over the same period. 

Mention of fire suppression, it is notable that wild fires have been rare since the early '80s and prior to that were an annual event in March.  



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

Here's some snappers working on more snappers. I took this almost five years ago on a nice summer day while fishing. That's my fly line in the pic. The only bad thing about it is that the entire section of that stream where I took that shot and caught a lot of trout is now posted. 

 

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#19 Fisherboy0301

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:38 PM

Mark, awesome observation! Sad to hear it's been posted though. :(
<p>"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift, thats why they call it the present." - Anonymous"

Snakes are first cowards, then bluffers, and last of all warriors." - Clifford Pope

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Tenkara is only for little fish!                                                                     </p>

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:30 PM

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:30 PM

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:38 PM

Am I seeing it right that the lizzard in the second pic has a leg where it should not be?
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:51 PM



Am I seeing it right that the lizzard in the second pic has a leg where it should not be?

I didn't notice any physical abnormalities...

but did commend them for their uninhibited public display of reptilian affection...

 

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:00 PM

Correction: second post, first lizard in second post.
Left front leg missing from its natural place, but grown close to left back leg. Or am I seeing things?
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:46 PM

Correction: second post, first lizard in second post.
Left front leg missing from its natural place, but grown close to left back leg. Or am I seeing things?

I suspect it's just an inconvenient pose...

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BTW... there is a bug hitching a free ride on that lazy lizard butt...

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:35 PM

Funny. Now I see the bug and so the rest of the illusion disappears...
Sometimes we see what we want to see...
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:52 AM

garter getting ready to shed and a rattler next to kayak (5 ft.)

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:57 AM

Gorgeous photos Peter! Could you PM me the location of that spotted turtle? Not on this thread please. Im working with the Orianne Society surveying for them here in Ga and Fl but we have been encouraged to submit any sighting within their range to them. The more specific the location the better.
<p>"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift, thats why they call it the present." - Anonymous"

Snakes are first cowards, then bluffers, and last of all warriors." - Clifford Pope

"To him, all good things -trout as well as eternal salvation- come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy." - Norman Maclean  "A River Runs Through It"

Tenkara is only for little fish!                                                                     </p>

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:59 AM

Sandfly, theyd awesome. Ive not yet had the pleasure to meet a rattler on the water. Thanks for not killing it too!


Sweet Garter pics! Ive only found one of those buggers.



I have some spotted turtle, mud turtle, snapper, and slider pics to upload.


A corn snake and a Hognose that came in my yard the other day, and some salamanders from NC and TN recently. Will be flossing younwith photos soon!
<p>"Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift, thats why they call it the present." - Anonymous"

Snakes are first cowards, then bluffers, and last of all warriors." - Clifford Pope

"To him, all good things -trout as well as eternal salvation- come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy." - Norman Maclean  "A River Runs Through It"

Tenkara is only for little fish!                                                                     </p>