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NOLAGT
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
I am SUPER jealous of your snakes! Some of my ATF right there, I was more of a python/boa keeper. I had a few Brazilian rainbows and carpets. Never a really nice jungle tho just the reqular Queensland carpets. I had a baby diamond jungle cross but didn’t keep it long enough to color. Never got to keep any green trees before I got married. The wife is terrified of them so my snake keeping days are over.

Is sucks I don’t have any pics of my old snakes...had them before cell phone cameras were around and didn’t have a regular camera of my own. I worked at pet shops growing up so I would come home with new stuff all the time.

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Thanks for posting!
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TigrrrDad
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Thanks. I kind of just stumbled into some great snakes. I hadn’t kept snakes in the past 25 years, and back then it was just snakes that I caught. I got the bug again and decided to go look for a green tree python at the reptile show. They had a nice Jayapura that I bought, but they also had that jungle jag. I wasn’t familiar with carpets at all, but I was on the fence about which of the two to buy because the carpet just looked cool. A week after I bought the gtp, I called them and told them to hold the jungle jag for me and I picked it up at another show. She colored up amazingly - she is literally the best looking jungle jag I’ve ever seen, with a unique head pattern I’ve also never seen (every other one has a solid black head pattern). I bought both from S&S exotics out of Houston - they have an incredible variety of snakes. About 6 months later I saw the zebra jungle and drove to Houston to pick him up. Got the hypo rainbow from them as well at another show.

I really lucked into the diamond jungle. I’ve been holding out for a year or so looking for my “final” snake (I had built another enclosure and had an empy half remaining). I’ve always wanted a diamond python but they generally run around $1,200-1,500. Diamond jungle crosses were one of the popular morphs a few years ago, but there are many popular new morphs that are all the rage, so a lady had this one for sale for only $400 as an “oldie but goodie” morph. I snatched it up quick. The diamond jungle crosses look better than pure diamonds anyway, so it was exactly what I was looking for ( looks like a pure diamond but with better color) at a very cheap price. And she is coloring up very nicely. I hope to start breeding in a year or two.

I’ve stuck with species that will all max out around the size of a large rat snake, so they’ll always be easy to maintain. I’d love a regular boa and a Burmese python but they just get too big. Mine are all very active at night, and all tame except for the new diamond - she’s still nippy. They all eat great. The only hassle is the gtp - no matter how humid I keep the cage, he always sheds poorly. I have to soak him and peel skin off almost every time.


AthensRattler
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)


Saw this timber today. Made for a good find the snake photo.


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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
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Saw this timber today.


He's a fairly decent one too


NOLAGT
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Big body Benz.

Nice pic!


Teague
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Teague
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IStillMissDanny
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
You've had a great week; that king is beautiful.

We haven't seen anything up close but venomous snakes so far this year. Been really slow so far.


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GRIZZ
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Not a herp but thought it was cool. Leopard Slug

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Good Times
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
I live about 30 minute drive north east of Nashville. At the dock where we slip our boat, I was told by one of the employees that there is a large bright green snake that was seen by him and his gf that hissed at her and went into a large hole at the base of a large tree about 50’ from the waters edge.

He showed me his estimate of the size. He showed the head size to be about 3-4 “ wide, and the body to be about 4-4 1/2” in diameter. Allowing for exaggeration, it left me with no native explanation. So other than a type of boa, like the Emerald Boa, due to the bright green coloration. It must be an escapee from a nearby trailer park.

Questions:
Would it survive the winter temps that we have here? We have temps in the teens and short periods of single digits. If the hole goes up high enough in the tree, it may protect it somewhat.

If so, could it survive on the abundance of geese and ducks that are fed by people who come to the nearby restaurant using a coin operated food dispenser.

With the hole in the tree being at the base, how might it be captured?



Teague
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Would it survive the winter temps that we have here?


Not if it's a boa or python. They're all very tropical. I really can't think of anything else that would be bright green and that large. And, I can't imagine anyone releasing or losing one of those. They also probably wouldn't be living in a hole.

Best bet is probably to assume the employee was drunk or is lying.



Good Times
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
The employee is the chef at the restaurant. I’ve spoken to him on several occasions and he appears to be genuine. He and his gf were just walking to the water before his shift started, and the snake was on the tree and hissed with its mouth open as they passed the tree. He said it slithered into the hole after the confrontation.

I’m wondering if it has not faced a winter yet. Capture would save its life.

The pics I’ve seen on line are beautiful.

I used to catch snakes and keep for a while as a kid.

Any suggestions on capture if the report is real?


Teague
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Any suggestions on capture if the report is real?
Use a snake hook or a long stick to put it into a plastic tub. All of the tree pythons and boas are known for their attitude and they have particularly long teeth made for penetrating layers of bird feathers and holding them tight.


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highcotton2
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Found this guy hanging out in the flower beds.

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ChandlerB03
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Added to the family today. Meet Lizzy. 1yr old bearded dragon. The boys love her so far.


highcotton2
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Don’t know what this dude is.



ChandlerB03
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Western green or wall lizard is what it looks like to me. I'm no expert though


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Tigertown in ATL
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
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Found this guy hanging out in the flower beds


And? What is it?


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Teague
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Don’t know what this dude is.


Looks like some sort of anole.


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