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#31 mikechell

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

Sandflyx,

I never thought of rattlers in Pennsylvania.  Had to look that one up.  

Timber Rattler ... 

As Fisherboy stated, thank you for not killing it.

 

Garter Snakes by the dozen when I lived in Indiana.  Not too plentiful here in Florida.  Or our local cats have just kept them away from our house.

 

And those are some GREAT pictures of American Anoles, Pete!  Thank you for those.  (even in pornographic poses, they're cute little lizards)


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:30 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.  

Recently spent some hours with a couple state biologists looking for eggs of  wood frogs  and salamanders.   I mentioned to the herpe gal about my theory of armadillos displacing snakes by possibly eating the eggs or very young in the search of grubs; she said it is possible but thought it more likely that they compete for food and armadillos are winning.   



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:45 PM

nice

That kind don't live here. we only have the gray



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 06:44 PM

The annual amphibian Spring pool cover cacophony has begun... 

almost, but not quite, as loud as a howler monkey...

pound for pound, a sonic reptilian contender...

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 04:46 PM

Amphibian...

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

Spring has Sprung [finally] in Eastern Carolina...

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:58 PM

A Banded Watersnake (Nerodia fasciata fasciata)


A common sight for fishermen.

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#39 mikechell

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:52 PM

I've probably got more bites from those than from mosquitoes.  I used to pick 'em up all the time back in Indiana.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:12 AM

They woulda been Northen Watersnakes (Nerodia sipedon sipedon) up there!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:47 AM

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A juvenile Timber (Canebrake) Rattlesnake I got to help swab for Snake Fungal Disease testing yesterday.
<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 19 May 2018 - 11:55 AM

Wow!  Gorgeous Snake.  I love the colors !!!


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:00 AM

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A Juvenile Eastern Ratsnake - Pantherophis alleghaniensis
<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 30 May 2018 - 10:06 AM

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 06:47 PM

Nice pictures everyone.