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


Biggest garter snake I’ve ever seen. 2 feet long or more and was a fat little bastard. Glad to see him near one of my flower beds in S LA.


NOLAGT
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Get your snake skin off my lawn!



I was putting out some fertilizer and more pre emergent before mulch in a garden in south LA, then came across some skin by the ponds waterfall. I think this guy jumped Ms GT when she was pulling weeds last year. That was a fun phone call at work (for me lol)

Image: https://i.imgur.com/PMqrCLI.jpg


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Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Here's a few more from 2019. I usually just focus on snakes, but I threw in the occasional "other" as well.


Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)


Green anole (Anolis carolinensis)


Southern devil scorpion (Vaejovis carolinianus)

Northern Red Bellied Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata)

Gray rat #2 (Pantherophis spiloides)



Marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum)

Eastern cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)


Eastern cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)


Eastern black king (Lampropeltis getula nigra)


Eastern cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)


Black racer (Coluber constrictor)



Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina)

Eastern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus)
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Sasquatch Smash
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
What are we calling that lizard and salamander?


Sasquatch Smash
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Meant to post these last week. Saw a bunch of snake activity the last weekend in March before that cold front moved in. Didn't get pictures of the nice Banded Watersnakes and Western Ribbon Snakes I encountered.

My first capture of a Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus). Looks like it was about to slough its skin. Eyes were opaque and the scales along the neck are ratty/peeling.
Image: https://i.imgur.com/xQVcccU.jpg

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An uncooperative Stinkpot (Sternotherus odoratus) I caught with a dip net after seeing it cruising around near shore.
Image: https://i.imgur.com/sb2tMkK.jpg
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Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
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What are we calling that lizard and salamander?


What do you mean? The names are there - marbled salamander and green anole.


Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
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My first capture of a Ring-necked Snake


Those are the first snakes I finally talked my mom into letting me bring inside the house(thirty-something years ago). We had a good population of them in the woods behind our house.


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Sasquatch Smash
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What do you mean? The names are there - marbled salamander and green anole.


I was replying to your post from March. Didn't see names in that post.


Teague
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I was replying to your post from March. Didn't see names in that post.


Ah, I see. I edited.

Eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)
Northern slimy salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)


Sasquatch Smash
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Eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)
Northern slimy salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)


Cool. That's what I was going to guess on the lizard, but wasn't sure. Wasn't going to even take a guess at the salamander.


PillageUrVillage
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
I had posted this in its own thread already, but I’ll post it here also. I caught this sucker in my yard last week after a heavy rain. There’s a bunch in the pond behind my house. Don’t know why he meandered into my yard, but I went release him back to the pond.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/vcVIzFr.jpg


The Last Coco
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I had posted this in its own thread already, but I’ll post it here also. I caught this sucker in my yard last week after a heavy rain. There’s a bunch in the pond behind my house. Don’t know why he meandered into my yard, but I went release him back to the pond.

Those are extremely dangerous poisonous frogs. Please post your exact location so I can come remove them for you.


Janky
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PillageUrVillage
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Those are extremely dangerous poisonous frogs. Please post your exact location so I can come remove them for you.




I appreciate it. But don’t worry, I can handle it.


fishfighter
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Dam shame, but I have a big,5'+ brown water snake hanging around my pond that I will have to kill. Wife is scared shitless of snakes. She has seen it to many times every day she goes to feed the fish. Did try to catch it with no luck. Fat sucker is as thick as my calf.


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TigrrrDad
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Just missed a nice sized Speckled King today. First one I’ve seen by my house in the 16 years I’ve lived here (aside from one dead one on the road). He was moving so fast I didn’t realize it was a king, and I was carrying my dog in the high grass. Just missed his tail on the grab.

Here’s a few consolation pics of my Diamond/Jungle cross. Growing faster than all my others did and getting prettier each shed.








Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
A few photos from an after work stroll in the woods this past week.

Thamnophis sauritis sauritis


Pantherophis spiloides



Pantherophis spiloides


Coluber contrictor


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TigerAxeOK
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
You've got quite an incredible knack for capturing our slithering friends on film. Very impressive. I've lurked this thread a long time but just wanted to thank you for the pics, and please keep them coming.

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I grew up my earliest years (1-11) in SoCal and Arizona, and came to Oklahoma in '88 and have been here since. I had always thought anoles were just pet store lizards, so I was surprised when I went on a work trip to the south boot a couple years ago.

I was doing about a week's worth of outdoor welding in the Reserve area and it was about day 2 that I got curious and began to stalk the little green lizards that were climbing all over everything.

Finally got close enough to see the little fellas were anoles and I just thought it was awesome. Here, we don't really have a big variety of lizards. I've seen a couple types of skinks, fence lizards, racerunners, horned lizards and glass lizards on rare occasion, and my favorite, the Collared Lizard (insanely powerful and impressive bite force, if you've never had the misfortune). But that's really all I ever see here.

It was cool going somewhere not entirely too far away and seeing something new and unexpected in such abundance.


theOG
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Ha, I grew up in Edmond, OK and thought the same thing. I actually had a handful as pets growing up. It was weird moving to New Orleans in 2008 and seeing them everywhere down here.


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Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
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You've got quite an incredible knack for capturing our slithering friends on film. Very impressive. I've lurked this thread a long time but just wanted to thank you for the pics, and please keep them coming.

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I grew up my earliest years (1-11) in SoCal and Arizona, and came to Oklahoma in '88 and have been here since. I had always thought anoles were just pet store lizards, so I was surprised when I went on a work trip to the south boot a couple years ago.

I was doing about a week's worth of outdoor welding in the Reserve area and it was about day 2 that I got curious and began to stalk the little green lizards that were climbing all over everything.

Finally got close enough to see the little fellas were anoles and I just thought it was awesome. Here, we don't really have a big variety of lizards. I've seen a couple types of skinks, fence lizards, racerunners, horned lizards and glass lizards on rare occasion, and my favorite, the Collared Lizard (insanely powerful and impressive bite force, if you've never had the misfortune). But that's really all I ever see here.

It was cool going somewhere not entirely too far away and seeing something new and unexpected in such abundance.


Thanks!

And, it's funny that you say that about the lizards because I feel the same way except in reverse. I guess it's all about what you're used to. But, I always see the cool lizards out west and feel jealous. Especially the collared lizards. I'm actually waiting for some eggs to hatch from a breeder so I can get a pair. I'm planning to breed and sell them to the reptile nerds in the southeast like me that will think they're cool and exotic. I had one 30 years ago when I was a kid. I bought it from the "snake man" at a local flea market. Cool little lizards.



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