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Teague
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The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Since there are a few others on here who enjoy "herping" (insert herpes joke here), I thought it would be cool to have a dedicated thread for photos of the things we find.

So, post your photos of reptiles and amphibians. Feel free to throw in photos of invertebrates or anything else that might be related to herping.

If you're an "only good snake is a dead snake" person, this probably isn't the thread for you. Let's try to keep it civil.


I'll start by posting what I've been able to photograph so far this year. Nothing rare, but fun to find anyway.

Eastern Fence Lizard


Some sort of Wolf Spider


Three Eastern Garters






Snake food (deer mice)


Juvenile Midland Water Snake


Two Black King Snakes




And two Gray Rat Snakes I found on a family walk yesterday. I didn't have my real camera with me.





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Interesting that King snake is so docile. I've read that they tame very easily, but bite like hell when they're first captured


magicman534
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Great pics


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Buttermilk Racer

Copperhead

La. Milk Snake

Black Racer


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Teague
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Nice finds! But, what is that last one?


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what is that last one?
I assumed it was a young black racer. That, or someone's juvi Black Mamba got loose.


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You're just showing off at this point


Teague
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Interesting that King snake is so docile. I've read that they tame very easily, but bite like hell when they're first captured


I don't know. I've never found them to be very bitey. I had one when I was a kid that was a mean bastard, but that's the only one. Maybe it's a difference in the subspecies? If I'm not mistaken, you guys have the speckled kings in southern LA (assuming that's where you are), as opposed to the blacks we have up here.


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I'm here to catch this entire thread on fire.


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Teague
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I assumed it was a young black racer. That, or someone's juvi Black Mamba got loose.


Probably the mamba.

No, it just looked too small to have its adult coloration. But, I suppose it's old enough to have changed.


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REB BEER
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Before



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AlxTgr
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You're just showing off at this point
I am risk averse. I was content to watch it slither away. That's Mung's dumb arse with the venomous ones. I have another pic somewhere with him and a larger one.


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Cope's gray tree frog. Found him living in my garden. Pretty little fella.





Leopard frog in my backyard..... I live close to the woods.
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cgrand
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when we were kids we used to catch salt and pepper king snakes for the pet shops...we would just let the snake bite a finger and then pick him up, while he had a mouth hold it was easy to wrangle them

it really doesnt hurt at all and you can pry the jaws loose when you're ready. ive never had a king snake try to bite when just being held though, they are pretty docile


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Eastern Musk Turtle (Sternotherus odoratus)



Southern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys dorsalis)



Monarch caterpillar



Humping toads during the monsoon times.



Texas ratsnake found hiding in a garage tool desk.
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JamalSanders
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If you guys could add the names in the pictures I would appreciate it.


Janky
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Did y'all see this?


fishing partner


AlxTgr
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Done


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