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REB BEER
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Yeah...frick that. It's either me or a rattlesnake in a kayak...not both!


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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Love this thread!


tigerfoot
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BiggerBear
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)

Leopard Frog?

Garter Snake

Cave Salamander

And if you can post an arachnid, why not and insect.


Cowboyfan89
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Looks like a bullfrog or maybe a bronze frog to me. Definitely doesn't look like a Leopard frog.


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911Moto
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Excuse the horrible picture quality - my scanner isn't working so I had to take pictures of my photos to transfer them to photobucket.

Cottonmouth that I caught a long time ago in New Orleans East - only a couple feet long, but a fatty.





A couple Cottons getting cozy...



Cottonmouth menage a trois...



Juvenile Timber Rattler my brother caught in New Orleans East...





Copperhead that I caught in Picayune...



Juvie Cottonmouth - not to be confused with a Copperhead...



Speckled King...



Amelanistic Speckled King, wild-caught, which is very rare (not caught by me)...



My former pet Pygmy Rattler...



Dueling Anoles - probably my favorite photo I've ever taken (Jean Lafitte National Park)...



Broadhead Skink...



Mud Snake that my father caught...



Another Mud Snake, and the largest snake I've seen in the wild. I've caught Rat snakes that were 6.5 ft, and this guy made them look small. This was under the visitor center at Jean Lafitte National Park, and a crowd of people had just watched it eat a huge amphiuma right before I got there...



Ribbon Snake...



Black-Masked Racer at Jean Lafitte National Park...



Second-largest Racer I've ever caught, around Golden Meadow back in the early '90s...



Huge Diamond-Back Water Snake I caught back in the late '70s - note the short shorts and sexy legs...



Head Chameleon spotted in Atlanta...




911Moto
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And a few shots of my babies...



Jayapura Green Tree Python...





Zebra Jungle Carpet Python...









Jungle Jaguar Carpet Python...









Hypomelanistic Brazilian Rainbow Boa...



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Teague
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Great photos, everyone. I'll post more too, as I find them. I might get a chance to get out in the woods this coming weekend.

In the meantime, here's a recent photo of my pet indigo snake.





SomeGuyFromLA
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Is that an eastern indigo? I'd love to have one but the $2000 price tag and higher maintenance in terms of enclosure cleanings have kept me away


SCwTiger
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You are some snake loving sob's. I've caught plenty of snakes in my life, but when venomous snakes are around my house, it does not end well for them. I killed a young copperhead last Friday 3 feet from my back door, and last year had a dog killed by a large rattler.

No that's not me.


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Teague
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Is that an eastern indigo? I'd love to have one but the $2000 price tag and higher maintenance in terms of enclosure cleanings have kept me away




Yes, it's an eastern. I really like him, but the small genetic pool in captivity, their maintenance and cage requirements, and price are all negatives. You can get hatchlings for around $1,000, rather than the $2,000 you mentioned. That's still a ridiculous amount of money, but for a few of us idiots, they're worth it.


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If I weren't into my Morelias right now, I'd have probably gone with an Eastern Indigo. I've sunk close to $5K into my collection now, with most of that being in the enclosures, heaters, etc. If I knew I was going to get this deep I would have put the money into a reef tank instead.
That Mud Snake in my blurry pic was so huge you'd have sworn it was an Indigo. It's hard to describe how big it was without people assuming I'm exaggerating. I've seen pics of Muds over 6 ft., and they are all relatively slender. This guy literally looked the size of a monster Indigo and was as big around as my arm. It took everything in me to stop myself from jumping over the railing and diving on him, but they've threatened to kick me out of the park before so... Catching an Indigo is a lifelong dream, but this guy might have been an ample substitute.

ETA: How many of you dream about snakes often (and I don't mean nightmares like most of the OB)? I have dreams fairly often that involve catching snakes, and it's usually like "best snake-catching day ever" kind of dreams.And it seems like within the dream I'm always telling myself "this isn't a dream" -then I wake up.
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How many of you dream about snakes often (and I don't mean nightmares like most of the OB)? I have dreams fairly often that involve catching snakes, and it's usually like "best snake-catching day ever" kind of dreams.And it seems like within the dream I'm always telling myself "this isn't a dream" -then I wake up.
Never. Just the did I drop that class because finals are tomorrow and what's my locker combination ones.


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SportTiger1
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I have dreams fairly often that involve catching snakes, and it's usually like "best snake-catching day ever" kind of dreams.And it seems like within the dream I'm always telling myself "this isn't a dream" -then I wake up.


Seek help man.


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Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
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If I weren't into my Morelias right now, I'd have probably gone with an Eastern Indigo. I've sunk close to $5K into my collection now, with most of that being in the enclosures, heaters, etc. If I knew I was going to get this deep I would have put the money into a reef tank instead.
That Mud Snake in my blurry pic was so huge you'd have sworn it was an Indigo. It's hard to describe how big it was without people assuming I'm exaggerating. I've seen pics of Muds over 6 ft., and they are all relatively slender. This guy literally looked the size of a monster Indigo and was as big around as my arm. It took everything in me to stop myself from jumping over the railing and diving on him, but they've threatened to kick me out of the park before so... Catching an Indigo is a lifelong dream, but this guy might have been an ample substitute.

ETA: How many of you dream about snakes often (and I don't mean nightmares like most of the OB)? I have dreams fairly often that involve catching snakes, and it's usually like "best snake-catching day ever" kind of dreams.And it seems like within the dream I'm always telling myself "this isn't a dream" -then I wake up.


It can get expensive fast. You have some beautiful snakes. Carpet pythons are on my list as something I may have some day.

Sounds like a huge mud snake you saw. We don't have them in my part of the state. Finding a wild indigo is probably my holy grail also. I'd like to take a trip in the near future and see if I can make it happen.



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Mark Makers
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My former pet Pygmy Rattler...


Wait, so you had a pet venomous snake? No way in hell would I have even hung out at your house LOL. Is that even legal?


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That snake is going to kill you while you sleep.






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Jester
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Some lizards I found in Petit Jean:







I used to have an army of five-lined skinks around my old house. They were pretty cool to watch. I would occasionally break up a fight or two during mating season. The big males would attack just about anything near my garage.


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